Judge Fowlkes Begins Federal Tenure

U.S. District Court Judge John Fowlkes took the oath of office last week from fellow Memphis federal Judge Hardy Mays and began hearing matters on Aug. 6. Fowlkes has named Phyllis Buchanan, who served as his judicial assistant for the last two years on the criminal court, to his staff. Lorri Fentress is his case manager. The Memphis Daily News reported the activity.