TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 11, 2018
Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Jennifer S. Nichols of Memphis as Criminal Court Judge for the 30th Judicial District, which serves Shelby County. Nichols, 55, replaces Judge James C. Beasley Jr., who retired effective Dec. 31. Nichols has been Deputy District Attorney General in Shelby County since 2014. Nichols joined the District Attorney General’s Office in 1991, serving as a prosecutor until 2003 when she left to join the law department of the United States Postal Service. She returned to the District Attorney General’s Office six years later and served as chief prosecutor for the Special Victims Unit from 2010 to 2014.