Judge Benham to Retire After 50 Years

Shelby County Probate Court Judge Robert Benham will retire from the bench on March 28 -- 50 years after being licensed to practice law in Tennessee. The Administrative Office of the Courts announced the news today. Benham was appointed to the bench by the county commission in 1997 and was re-elected in 1998 and 2006. Prior to serving on the court, he was an attorney with the Treasury Department. He also served in private practice for 32 years. Benham earned both his undergraduate and law degrees at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.