The district judges of our court are Article III judges, that is, they are
appointed by the President of the United States, with approval of the
Senate, under authority of Article III of the United States Constitution.
They are appointed to lifetime terms.
We also have magistrate judges. They are appointed by the district judges
and serve eight-year terms. Their duties are much like those of the district
judges, except they do not have authority to try criminal cases, except
misdemeanors. They can try civil cases by consent of the parties and do
try a number of civil cases each year.
|Judge||Judicial Preferences||Judicial Assistant||Courtroom Deputy|
|Thomas A. Varlan - Chief United States District Judge||View||Lori Gibson (865)545-4762 ||Julie Norwood (865)545-4234 ext. 2285|
|J. Ronnie Greer - United States District Judge||View||Deborah Daugherty (423)639-0063 ||Kathy Hopson (423)639-6235 ext. 1206|
|Harry S. Mattice, Jr. - United States District Judge||View||Martha Corts (423)752-5184 ||Stefanie Capetz (423)752-5285 ext. 3303|
|Pamela L. Reeves - United States District Judge||View||Pam Simpson (865)545-4255 ||Angela Archer (865)545-4234 ext. 2279|
|Leon Jordan - Senior United States District Judge|| ||Brian Easley (Law Clerk) (865)545-4224 ||Jason Huffaker (865)545-4234 ext. 2275|
|Thomas W. Phillips - Senior United States District Judge||View||Penny Arning (Law Clerk) (865)545-4230 ||Jason Huffaker (865)545-4234 ext. 2275|
|Curtis L. Collier - Senior United States District Judge||View||Carrie Stefaniak (Law Clerk) (423)752-5287 ||De'Andra Hinton (423)752-5285 ext. 3211|
|Dennis H. Inman - Chief United States Magistrate Judge||View||Connie Lamb (423)787-7400 ||Kim Ottinger (423)639-6235 ext. 1205|
|Christopher H. Steger - United States Magistrate Judge||View||Jenny Burkhart (423)752-5365 ||Kelli Jones (423)752-5285 ext. 3212|
|C. Clifford Shirley - United States Magistrate Judge||View||Holly Nease (865)545-4260 ||Rachel Stone (865)545-4234 ext. 2220|
|H. Bruce Guyton - United States Magistrate Judge||View||Holly Nease (865)545-4260 ||Mallory Maurer (865)545-4234 ext. 2223|
|Susan K. Lee - United States Magistrate Judge||View||Krista Starnes (423)752-5230 ||Russell Eslinger (423)752-5285 ext. 3223|
|Clifton L. Corker - United States Magistrate Judge|| ||Becky Campbell (423)787-7400 ||Kim Ottinger (423)639-6235 ext. 1205|