Gov. Bill Haslam announced the appointment of Johnson City attorney as the next Circuit Court Judge in the First Judicial District Tuesday.
According to the news release, James Edwin Lauderback, 57, will now serve as the Circuit Court Judge for Johnson, Carter, Washington and Unicoi counties.
Lauderback has been a partner at Herndon, Coleman, Brading & McKee in Johnson City since 1991 and has been managing partner there since 2013.
According to the release, he was also approved as a mediator in general civil mediation by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission in 2011.
“Eddie Lauderback will serve the First Judicial District well,” Haslam said. “His extensive experience makes him well qualified for this position, and Tennesseans in the district will be fortunate to have him on the bench.”
Lauderback’s appointment comes after Judge Thomas J. Seeley, Jr., announced his retirement, effective June 30.
In the release, Lauderback added that he’s “very honored and humbled to be selected by Gov. Haslam to serve as the next Circuit Judge, Part I, for the 1st Judicial District. I look forward to serving the citizens of the 1st Judicial District and I pledge to do my very best to uphold the high standard of judicial excellence established by Judge Seeley and our other judges in this district.”
According to the release, Lauderback received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Tennessee in 1979, as well as a juris doctor in 1981 from UT.
Lauderback, and his wife, Sandy, have three sons and two grandchildren.
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