Trial Group Honors Chief Justice, Circuit Judge

Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade and Davidson County Circuit Judge Joe P. Binkley Jr. were honored by the Southeastern Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SEABOTA) at its annual conference in Nashville, the Administrative Office of the Courts reports. Chief Justice Wade, of Sevier County, was named the organization’s 2014 Appellate Judge of the Year. SEABOTA also gave special recognition and honorary membership to Judge Binkley of Nashville, a long-term and respected trial attorney in Nashville before beginning his career on the bench. The program featured former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson.