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)329-4679 |
|J. Ronnie Greer - United States District Judge||View|| (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)386-3540 |
|Pamela L. Reeves - United States District Judge||View||Pam Simpson (865)545-4255 ||Angela Archer (865)329-4805 |
|Travis R. McDonough - United States District Judge||View||Travis Thompson (Law Clerk) (423)752-5220 ||De'Andra Hinton (423)386-3522 |
|Leon Jordan - Senior United States District Judge|| ||Brian Easley (Law Clerk) (865)545-4224 ||Jason Huffaker (865)329-4783 |
|Thomas W. Phillips - Senior United States District Judge||View||Penny Arning (Law Clerk) (865)545-4230 ||Jason Huffaker (865)329-4783 |
|Curtis L. Collier - Senior United States District Judge||View||Carrie Stefaniak (Law Clerk) (423)752-5287 ||Barbara Lewis (423)386-3513 |
|Dennis H. Inman - United States Magistrate Judge||View|| (423)787-7400 ||Kim Ottinger (423)639-6235 ext. 1205|
|Christopher H. Steger - United States Magistrate Judge||View||Lilas Taslimi (Law Clerk) (423)752-5365 ||Kelli Jones (423)386-3534 |
|C. Clifford Shirley, Jr. - United States Magistrate Judge||View||Holly Nease (865)545-4260 ||Rachel Stone (865)329-4671 |
|H. Bruce Guyton - United States Magistrate Judge||View||Holly Nease (865)545-4260 ||Mallory Garringer (865)329-4801 |
|Susan K. Lee - United States Magistrate Judge||View||Krista Starnes (423)752-5230 ||Courtney Camp (423)386-3518 |
|Clifton L. Corker - United States Magistrate Judge||View||Nora Koffman (Law Clerk) (423)787-7400 ||Kim Ottinger (423)639-6235 ext. 1205|