Knox County’s First Female Circuit Judge Takes Bench

New Knox County Circuit Court Judge Deborah C. Stevens received the oath of office from Knox County Juvenile Court Judge Tim Irwin at a swearing in ceremony this week. Stevens, who replaces retired Judge Wheeler Rosenbalm, most recently was president and managing shareholder at Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop. She is the first female circuit court judge to serve on the bench in Knox County. After taking her oath, she told the Knoxville News Sentinel that she has been on the other side of the bench for 30 years and now looks forward to being a judge.