Volume 52, Number 16

ten pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bredsen appoints Amy V. Hollars to Tennessee Circuit Court for Thirteenth Judicial District

Governor Phil Bredesen appointed
Amy V. Hollars of
Livingston, to the Tennessee
Circuit Court for the Thirteenth
Judicial District. Hollars
will fill vacancy created
by the retirement of Judge
John A. Turnbull. The Thirteenth
Judicial District of
Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb,
Overton, Pickett, Putnam and
White Counties.
"Amy Hollars has developed
extensive civil trial experience
in her career, and
I'm confident her skills, education
and practice experience
will serve her well in this capacity,"
said Bredsen. "I am
pleased to appoint Amy to this
seat, and I appreciate her
willingness to serve the citizens
of the Thirteenth Judicial
District."
Hollars previously served
as solo practitioner in Overton
County as well as attorney for
the City of Livingston from
October 2007 through October
2008. She is a former partner
in the Knoxville firm Hodges,
Doughty and Carson.
"I'm honored to receive this
appointment and appreciate
the confidence Governor
Bredsen has shown in me,"
Hollars said. "I look forward
to working the litigants, attorneys
and the public at
large, and will endeavor to do
the work of a trial judge with
integrity, fairness and diligence."
Hollars was appointed as
special circuit court judge for
the Thirteenth Judicial District
by Governor Bredsen in
October 2008 after Judge
Turnbull submitted a notice of
physical disability. Tennessee
law provides a process for the
appointment of a special temporary
judge in the event sickness
or disability prevents a
state judge from carrying out
his or her duties.
Hollars, 42, holds a degree
from the University of the
South and Vanderbilt University
and received her Doctor of
Jurisprudence from the University
of Tennessee College
of Law. She previously served
on the Board of Directors of
the Legal Aid Society of Middle
Tennessee and the Cumberlands.
She and her
husband James Hollars have
three children.

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