Wooten Named President of Trial Judges Association

Macon County Judge John Wootten Jr. is the new president of the Tennessee Trial Judges Association, which represents circuit, chancery and criminal court judges across the state. Wootten, who serves in the 15th Judicial District, will hold the position until June 2014, though appointment to a second term is usually pro forma, he told the Macon County Times. Wootten was in private practice and worked for 14 years as an assistant district attorney general before going on the bench.