Colloms Lauded for Distinguished Legal Career

Carl E. Colloms retired last week from a legal career he began as a young lawyer in 1966. Since then his courtroom career has ranged from Bradley County attorney to Charleston city judge, six years as a trial lawyer and, finally, many years as the child support master for family courts in Bradley, Polk, Monroe and McMinn counties. "Things have changed a whole lot since 1974," Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee told the crowded room of how Collums was the only Republican elected in Bradley County then. "I didn't always win my cases before Judge Colloms," Lee said. "Sometimes I went back to my office and my client went to jail. But I never left feeling disappointed or that justice was not served." The Times Free Press was there