Volume 51, Number 44

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, October 30, 2014

Two 13th Judicial District judges announce retirement

Two 13th Judicial District judges announce retirementCircuit Court Judge John J. Maddux Jr. and Criminal Court Judge Leon Burns have announced they will not seek re-election for the upcoming August 2014 election.

Circuit Court Judge Maddux will have completed 30 years of service at the end of his term. Judge Maddux attended undergraduate school at Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee where he received his J.D. degree. He has practiced both civil and criminal law in the state and federal courts in Tennessee.

After serving on the bench for 38 years, Criminal Court Judge Leon Burns will be retiring at the age of 77. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee and started serving behind the bench at age 39. Judge Burns is one of two criminal court judges in the district.

Both judges serve for the Thirteenth Judicial District that includes Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam and White counties.

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