Susano Elected Appeals Court Presiding Judge

Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Charles D. Susano Jr. of Knoxville has been elected by his peers to be presiding judge of the court. He succeeds Herschel P. Franks of Chattanooga, who retired at the end of 2012. With Susano’s election, the three Tennessee appellate courts are now headed by Knoxville judges: Chief Justice Gary R. Wade at the Supreme Court and Joseph M. Tipton at the Court of Criminal Appeals. The Administrative Office of the Courts reported the news today.