Kirby Appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court

Court of Appeals Judge Holly Kirby of Memphis has been appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court by Gov. Bill Haslam. Kirby will succeed Janice M. Holder, who earlier announced she would retire at the end of her term in 2014. Kirby, a native Memphian, has served on the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section, since 1995. She was the first woman to serve on that court and has authored more than 1,000 opinions on appeals from trial courts across the state, The Memphis Business Journal reports. Prior to that appointment by former Gov. Don Sundquist, Kirby was a partner at the Memphis law firm Burch, Porter & Johnson.