Haslam Names Bivins to Supreme Court

Criminal Appeals Court Judge Jeff Bivins has been chosen by Gov. Bill Haslam to sit on the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Nashville Post reports. “I had the opportunity to appoint Judge Bivins to the Court of Criminal Appeals, and he has served the state extremely well in that role,” Haslam said in a press release. “Tennesseans will benefit from his vast experience as he moves to our state’s highest court.” A Kingsport native and Vanderbilt Law graduate, Bivins practiced at Boult Cummings Conners & Berry in Nashville before making his way onto the bench. He will replace Justice William C. Koch Jr., who is retiring July 15 to become dean of the Nashville School of Law.