TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 3, 2013

Rogersville Assistant District Attorney Alex Pearson told the Times-News that he believes the Third Judicial District needs more than one criminal court judge to address an increasing caseload. Pearson, who is a candidate for the circuit court judge seat currently held by Judge John Wilson, said one of his campaign platforms will be to utilize one of the district's circuit courts to handle both civil and criminal cases. The district, which encompasses Hawkins, Hamblen, Greene and Hancock counties, currently has four circuit judges, three of whom focus solely on civil cases and one who serves as a full-time criminal court judge.