13 Apply for 16th District Circuit Court

Thirteen attorneys have applied to fill the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties. The vacancy was created by the appointment of Circuit Court Judge Don R. Ash as senior judge. The Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting Aug. 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Courtroom, One Public Square, Murfreesboro 37130 to interview the following candidates:

Keta J. Barnes, Smyrna Municipal Court judge;
Kirk D. Catron, McCarter, Catron & East;
Tolbert Franklin Gilley III, Rucker, Rucker and Gilley;
Sonya W. Henderson, who is in private practice;
Brad W. Hornsby, Bullock, Fly, Hornsby & Evans;
Trevor H. Lynch, 16th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office;
Thomas Earl Parkerson, Bennett, Parkerson & Bray;
Russell Nelson Perkins, 16th Judicial District Public Defender’s Office;
Mark A. Polk, White & Polk;
M. Keith Siskin, Rutherford County Juvenile Court Magistrate;
Barry R. Tidwell, Price & Tidwell;
Alicia C. B. Widrig, Tennessee Department of Human Services; and
Howard W. Wilson, Wilson & Bradley.

All practice in Murfreesboro, except for Barnes, who presides in Smyrna, and Widrig, who practices in Nashville. Learn more about the hearing from the AOC