TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 19, 2016

The Tennessee Supreme Court has elected Justice Jeff Bivins to be the next chief justice of the court, the AOC reported today. His term will begin Sept. 1. Bivins was appointed to the court in 2014 by Gov. Bill Haslam. Prior to that he was a judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court and an attorney in private practice with the Nashville office of Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry. “I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of Tennessee in this expanded role,” Bivins said. He also praised outgoing Chief Justice Sharon Lee for her efforts to modernize the court system, address the needs of business litigants and improve the state’s indigent defense system.