TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 14, 2017
Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Brooklynn M. Townsend as special judge for the General Sessions Court of Polk County to fill a temporary vacancy due to the disability of Judge Billy D. Baliles. Since 2007, Townsend, 37, has been an assistant district attorney general for the 10th Judicial District, and since May 2015 she has been the Polk County team leader. In that role, she has provided administrative leadership and managed day-to-day functions of the district attorney’s office in Polk County, including appearances in Criminal Court, General Sessions Court and Juvenile Court.