TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 7, 2019
Dozens of friends, judges and former colleagues of Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey packed the Supreme Court building in Nashville recently to witness her portrait unveiling. In his remarks at the ceremony, Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeff Bivins spoke about her groundbreaking work, giving a rundown of the notable “firsts” from Judge Daughtrey’s long career, including becoming the first woman on the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1990. “Prior to Judge Daughtrey’s appointment, the perspective of approximately one half of the citizens of Tennessee was not taken into account on the Tennessee Supreme Court,” he said. “She was the trailblazer to bring the perspective there that has now become commonplace on our court.”