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Philip E. Smith

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Phillip E. Smith
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Current Court Information:
Twentieth circuit court, Tennessee
Title:   Judge
Service:
Active:   2009 - 2018
Preceded by:   Muriel Robinson
Past position:   Attorney, Robinson and Oglesby
Past term:   2001 - 2009
Personal History
Party:   Democrat
Undergraduate:   Tennessee State University, 1984
Law School:   University of Tennessee College of Law, 1988



Philip E. Smith is a judge for the Twentieth Circuit Court, 4th Division in Tennessee. He was appointed to this position on March 18, 2009 to replace Judge Muriel Robinson. Smith was then elected in 2010 and his current eight year term expires in 2018.[1][2][3]

Education

Smith received his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Tennessee State University in 1984 and his J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1988.[2]

Professional career

Smith began his career in October of 1988 as an Assistant District Attorney for the 20th Judicial District, working in the Child Support Enforcement Division. He then joined the Norman Law Offices in September of 1990. In March of 2001, he teamed up with Phillip Robinson and Teresa Webb Oglesby to form Robinson and Oglesby. Also, from 1990 to 1994, he served as a Special Judge for the Davidson County 2nd Circuit Court, 5th Circuit Court, Probate Court and as a Special Referee for the Davidson County Juvenile Court. He was appointed a Circuit Court judge in 2009.[2][1][4]

Awards and associations

  • Listed in "Best Lawyers in America" for 2007 and 2008.
  • Listed in "Mid-South Super Lawyers" in 2008.
  • Inducted as a 'Fellow' in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2008.
  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 2009 as a 'Family Law Trial Advocate'.
  • Inducted as a 'Fellow' in the Nashville Bar Foundation.
  • Became a 'Master of the Bench' in the Harry S. Phillips Chapter of the American Inn of Courts in 2011.
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trial Judges Association
  • Tennessee Judicial Conference[2]

2010 election

See also: Tennessee judicial elections, 2010

Smith was re-elected after running unopposed.[5][2]

See also

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References

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