TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 21, 2013

Knox County Circuit Court Judge Bill Swann, who has announced he would not run for re-election when his term expires, reflects on his career in Knoxnews today and thanks those who supported him through four consecutive eight-year terms. He also puts in a plug for lawyers, asking readers to be kind to them because they are “underpaid and overstressed.” But the most intriguing comment is that his decision to retire “came unbidden in an amazing moment” and that perhaps he “will have the courage to write about it in detail someday.” Swann continues: “It was not as world changing as that for Saul on the road to Tarsus, but every bit as sudden and clear. It was time for your judge to do something radically different. And I don’t mean golf. Stay tuned.”