Circuit Judge John Wootten Jr. was recently elected President of the Tennessee Trial Judges Association at the annual judicial conference held in Nashville in June.
The Tennessee Trial Judges Association is composed of Circuit, Chancery and Criminal Court Judges across the state of Tennessee.
Woottens term of office as the President of the Association will be until June 2014, although historically the presidents of the Association have served two consecutive one-year terms. He will serve as the spokesperson for the Association relating to all issues that concern the trial judiciary.
Wootten, a native of Lafayette, serves the 15th Judicial District that is comprised of Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale and Wilson Counties. His docket includes both criminal and civil matters.
Prior to his election as President, Wootten had served for four years on the executive committee of the Association.
It is both an honor and a privilege to be elected by ones peers to serve as president of this Association, he said. The Association has put its trust in me and it is a position of great responsibility. I will do my best to dutifully represent the trial judges of Tennessee.