Montgomery Named to Court of Criminal Appeals

Gov. Bill Haslam yesterday appointed Judge Robert H. Montgomery Jr. to the Court of Criminal Appeals. Montgomery, who has served the Second Judicial District as a criminal court judge since 2006, will replace Judge Joseph M. Tipton who announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election at the end of his term in August 2014. In announcing the appointment Haslam said, “Rob Montgomery will be an excellent judge. His experience on the bench, as well as his experience as an assistant district attorney and an attorney in private practice will serve East Tennesseans well.” Read more from the governor’s statement.