Two Former Senators Among 11 Applying for ET Court of Appeals

News release from Administrative Office of the Courts:
Nashville, Tenn. – Eleven attorneys have applied to fill the vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Appeals Eastern Section, which serves 13 judicial districts in east Tennessee. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Court of Appeals Judge Herschel P. Franks on December 31, 2012.
The Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting to interview the following candidates:
Brian K. Addington
Worker’s Compensation Specialist
State of Tennessee
Kingsport, Tennessee
Esther L. Bell
Chief Executive Office
Global Intellectual Property Asset Management, PLLC
Knoxville, Tennessee
Jerri S. Bryant
Chancellor
10th Judicial District
Athens, Tennessee
Jesse Dewayne Bunch (former state senator)
Circuit Court Magistrate
10th Judicial District
Cleveland, Tennessee
Michael A. Faulk
Solo Practice/State Senator
The Faulk Law Office
Church Hill, Tennessee
Thomas Radcliffe Frierson
Chancellor
3rd Judicial District
Morristown, Tennessee
David Edward Long
Member/Partner
Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC
Knoxville, Tennessee
Jimmie Alice Carpenter Miller
Partner
Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP
Kingsport, Tennessee
Hugh J. Moore, Jr.
Attorney
Chambliss Bahner & Stophel, PC
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Sarah Yarber Sheppeard
Attorney
Sheppeard and Mynatt, PLC
Knoxville, Tennessee
Daniel P. Street
County Attorney
Sullivan County
Blountville, Tennessee
The application for each candidate is available at www.tncourts.gov.
The public hearing will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m., EST. at the Sheraton Read House Hotel, 827 Broad Street, Chattanooga. During the public hearing, attorneys and members of the public may express their approval or objections to the candidates.
Following the public hearing, the commission will interview each applicant before recommending three candidates to the governor. Members of the public are invited to attend both the public hearing and the interviews.

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