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Jeff Bivins

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Jeff Bivins
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Court Information:
Tennessee Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $177,000
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Bill Haslam
Active:   2014-2016
Preceded by:   William Koch
Succeeded by:   Robert L. Holloway
Past post:   Judge, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
Past term:   2011-2014
Past post 2:   Judge, Twenty-First Circuit Court
Past term 2:   2005-2011
Personal History
Born:   8/31/1960
Undergraduate:   East Tennessee State University
Law School:   Vanderbilt University School of Law
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Court of Criminal Appeals
Position:  Retention
State:  Tennessee
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  8/7/2014
Election vote:  65.2%ApprovedA

Jeff S. Bivins is an associate justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. He was appointed by Governor Bill Haslam on April 3, 2014, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice William Koch. Bivins assumed office on July 15, 2014, and must run for retention to the court in August 2016.[1][2][3]

Bivins previously served as a judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals for the Middle Section of Tennessee, an office to which he was appointed by Governor Bill Haslam in August 2011.[4][5]

Education

Bivins received his undergraduate degree in political science and criminal justice from East Tennessee State University in 1982 and his J.D. degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1986.[6][7]

Career

  • 2014-2016: Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court (appointed by Governor Bill Haslam)
  • 2011-2014: Judge, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Section (appointed by Governor Bill Haslam)
  • 2005-2011: Judge, Twenty-First Circuit Court (appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen)
  • 2001-2005: Attorney, Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC
  • 2000-2001: Tennessee Department of Personnel
  • 1999-2000: Judge, Twenty-First Circuit Court (lost election to a full term in August of 2000)
  • 1996-1999: Assistant commissioner and general counsel, Tennessee Department of Personnel
  • 1995: Executive vice president and general counsel, Park Bath Corporation
  • 1986-1995: Attorney, Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC (commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration, and antitrust law) [1][6]

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee judicial elections, 2014
Bivins was retained to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals with 65.2 percent of the vote on August 7, 2014.[8]
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2012

Bivins was retained to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals with 71.2% of the vote on August 2, 2012.[9]

See also: Tennessee judicial elections, 2012

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