TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 12, 2013

Knoxville lawyer Billy Stokes, who handles personal injury, employment, environmental and government relations law, is expected to announce this week he will seek the Republican nomination for the position being vacated by Knox County Circuit Court Judge Dale Workman, Knoxnews reports. Stokes, a member with Stokes, Williams, Sharp & Davies, previously served as the state commissioner of employment security and as a special assistant to then-governor Don Sundquist. He also coordinated the state’s involvement with the 1996 Olympic Games. If he runs, Stokes will face Ray H. Jenkins, a former chairman of the Knox County Republican Party, who also has announced his candidacy for the seat.