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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||12/26/1995 - Present|
|Chief:||2005 - 8/2/2012|
|Preceded by:||Thomas Wiseman|
|Undergraduate:||Vanderbilt U., B.A., 1978|
|Law School:||University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1982|
Todd Campbell is a judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. He served as chief judge of the court from 2005 to 2012.
Early life and education
Born in Rockford, Illinois, Campbell graduated with a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1978, and received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1982.
Campbell was a private practice attorney in Nashville, Tennessee from 1982 to 1993. Campbell also served as Treasurer and Deputy Campaign Manager for Legal Affairs for the "Al Gore, Jr. For President" Campaign Committee from 1987 to 1988. Campbell served as Counsel of the Personnel Department in the Clinton - Gore Presidential Transition Team from 1992 to 1993. Campbell was Deputy Counsel to the Vice President & Director of Administration for the Office of the Vice President of the United States until 1995. Campbell returned to private practice in Nashville, Tennessee, briefly in 1995 before being appointed to the Federal Bench.
Middle District of Tennessee
On the recommendation of Congressman Harold Ford, Campbell was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee by President Bill Clinton on June 27, 1995 to a seat vacated by Thomas Wiseman, Jr. as Wiseman went on senior status. Campbell was confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1995 and received commission on December 26, 1995.
David Givens case (2010)United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (Givens v. Tennessee Football, Inc., 3:2009cv00888)
On February 11, 2010, Judge Campbell dismissed a lawsuit by former Tennessee Titans football player David Givens over allegations that his former team broke his contract over withholding medical information from an injury he suffered during the 2006 season. The judge ruled that Givens must seek arbitration which is set in the current collective bargaining agreement between the National Football League and the National Football League Players Association. The judge stressed in his ruling that past rulings in the Supreme Court of the United States required that the arbitration process must be used in breach of contract disputes.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Tennessee
Juliet Griffin • Clifton Knowles • Joe Brown • John Bryant •
|Former Article III judges||
|Former Chief judges|