TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 19, 2013

Shelton B. Hillman Jr., the longtime Bristol municipal court judge, died yesterday (July 18). He was 69 years old. He started practicing law in 1973 and maintained a law office for many years. He served as the municipal court judge for more than 30 years, processing traffic tickets on the Tennessee side of town, hearing animal control and other small cases. “He was a people’s judge,” City Attorney Jack Hyder said. “He wanted people who came into his court to feel like they were treated fairly and with respect.” Funeral arrangements had not been set Thursday evening, but are being handled by Oakley-Cook Funeral Home.