Commission Sends Three Names to Governor for 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court Opening - Giles, Lawrence, Maury, and Wayne Counties

September 25, 2018

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to consider ten candidates for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 22nd Judicial District – Giles, Lawrence, Maury, and Wayne Counties

There is an upcoming vacancy in this position due to the impending retirement of the Honorable Robert L. Jones, who will end his service effective October 31, 2018.

After holding a public hearing and conducting public interviews, the Commission selected the following nominees:

Micah Caleb Bayless
Lee E. Brooks
  Christopher V. Sockwell

The Commission has forwarded the names to Gov. Bill Haslam for his consideration.

Information on the nominees can be found at