Seven Apply for 16th Judicial District Circuit Court Opening - Cannon and Rutherford Counties

July 9, 2018

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider seven applicants when it meets on August 8, 2018 in Murfreesboro to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District – Cannon and Rutherford counties. This new judicial position was created by Chapter 974 of the Public Acts of 2018 and is effective September 1, 2018.

The applicants are:

R. Michelle Blaylock-Howser – Christiana

Adam T. Dodd – Murfreesboro

Lisa Ann Eischeid – Murfreesboro

Trevor H. Lynch – Murfreesboro

Matthew Thomas Moffitt – Murfreesboro

Darrell L. Scarlett – Murfreesboro

Charles Gordon Ward - Murfreesboro

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will interview the applicants on August 8, 2018 at the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Courtroom, One Public Square, Murfreesboro.

The meeting will include a public hearing starting at 9 a.m. CDT, during which anyone may express their opinions in opposition to the applicants. The Commission is expected to vote immediately following the interviews and forward three names to Governor Bill Haslam for his consideration.

Completed applications of all the candidates can be found on