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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:
Appointed by:   Gov. Phil Bredesen
Active:   2009-2022
Preceded by:   Muriel Robinson
Past post:   Attorney, Robinson and Oglesby
Past term:   2001-2009
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Tennessee State University, 1984
Law School:   University of Tennessee College of Law, 1988
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Twentieth Circuit Court
Position:  Division IV
State:  Tennessee
Election information 2014:
Party:   Democratic
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  5/6/2014
Primary vote:  100.0%ApprovedA
Election date:  8/7/2014
Election vote:  100.0%ApprovedA

Philip E. Smith is a circuit court judge for the Twentieth Circuit Court Division IV, which presides over Davidson County in Tennessee. He was appointed to the court by former Governor Phil Bredesen on March 18, 2009, to replace Judge Muriel Robinson. Smith was then elected to the court in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. His current term expires in 2022.[1][2][3][4]

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee judicial elections, 2014
Smith ran for re-election to the Twentieth Circuit Court.
Primary: He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 6, 2014.
General: He won without opposition in the general election on August 7, 2014.[3][4]
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2010

See also: Tennessee judicial elections, 2010

Smith was elected to the Twentieth Circuit Court after running unopposed.[5][2]

Education

Smith received his undergraduate 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]

Career

Smith began his career in October 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 1990. In March 2001, Smith 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 to the Twentieth Circuit Court in 2009.[2][1][6]

Awards and associations

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

See also

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References

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