Six in mix for Tenn. job

By John O'Brien | Jun 20, 2008


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - It's a field of six, so far, from which the next Tennessee Supreme Court Justice will come.

A half-dozen applicants have filed papers with the state's Judicial Selection Commission as of Friday afternoon, with a 4:30 p.m. deadline looming.

The JSC will select three candidates, and Gov. Phil Bredesen will pick one of them to replace Chief Justice William Barker when he retires Sept. 1.

The candidates are:

-Paul Campbell, III, a 62-year-old attorney with Campbell and Campbell in Chattanooga;

-Sharon Lee, a 54-year-old Judge on the state's Court of Appeals in Knoxville;

-Nancy Miller-Herron, a 52-year-old state Claims Commissioner for the Western Division in Dresden;

-John Westley McClarty, a 60-year-old attorney in Chattanooga;

-R. Culver Schmid, a 49-year-old attorney with Long, Ragsdale & Waters in Knoxville; and

-D. Bruce Shine, a 69-year-old attorney with the Law Offices of Shine & Mason in Kingsport.

From Legal Newsline: Reach John O'Brien by e-mail at john@legalnewsline.com.

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