Five apply to be next circut judge

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Five attorneys have applied to fill a vacancy created by the impending retirement of a Circuit Court judge.

Tennessee's Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, March 8 at the Blue Ribbon Circle Club/Celebration Grounds to interview the following candidates:

*Forest A. Durard, Jr., a solo practitioner based in Shelbyville.

*Brooke Charles Grubb, an assistant district attorney general for the 17th Judicial District in Fayetteville.

*Barbara G. Medley, a partner at the law firm Medley & Spivy in Lewisburg.

*John Harvey Norton, IIII, senior member of the Norton Law Firm in Shelbyville.

*Michael Randles, a 17th Judicial District assistant district attorney general based in Lewisburg.

The public hearing in March is expected to conclude by approximately 9:45 a.m., followed by public interviews of each of the candidates.


The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge Robert Crigler, which is effective May 31.

Crigler, who has been a circuit judge since 2005 and served as a prosecutor for 16 years in the 17th district before that, announced his retirement last month, saying he had been "doing it long enough."

The 17th Judicial District serves Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore counties.