Philip E. Smith
|Phillip E. Smith|
|Current Court Information:|
|Twentieth circuit court, Tennessee|
|Active:||2009 - 2018|
|Preceded by:||Muriel Robinson|
|Past position:||Attorney, Robinson and Oglesby|
|Past term:||2001 - 2009|
|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.
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.
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 
- See also: Tennessee judicial elections, 2010
- Tennessee Circuit Court
- Judicial selection in Tennessee
- Davidson County, Tennessee
- Tennessee judiciary members Carol Solomon and Barbara Haynes stepping down from the bench
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Trial Courts: Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County: Judge Phillip Smith
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Per information submitted to Judgepedia on August 13, 2011
- ↑ Tennessee Circuit Court
- ↑ TN Courts.gov: Biography of Philip E Smith
- ↑ Nashville County, Sample Ballots - May 4th Primary Election (dead link)