TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 15, 2014

After 19 years on the bench, U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier was ushered into senior status last week with the unveiling of his portrait by Jamie Lee McMahan and a reception, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. President Bill Clinton appointed Collier to the bench in 1995, when he became the first, and remains the only, black judge to serve in Tennessee’s Eastern District. Collier will manage a much-reduced caseload from now on, and his spot will be filled by someone who is, in his words, “younger and more energetic.”