Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, July 3, 2020

Local judges named to Tennessee Judicial Conference

The Tennessee Judicial Conference has named Chancellor Pamela Fleenor moving vice president. She took the position June 19 following the election of new officers.

Fleenor served on the Tennessee Judicial Conference executive committee in 2019.

She was elected to the 11th District Chancery Court in 2014. Before her election, she practiced law with the firm of Duncan, Hatcher, Hixson & Fleenor in Chattanooga.

Fleenor earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her juris doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman will serve on the Tennessee Judicial Conference executive committee.

Steelman is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville College of Law. He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1989 and worked for the law firm of Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams, where he practiced civil litigation.

In 1995, then-District Attorney Gary Gerbitz hired Steelman as a prosecutor in Hamilton County’s criminal courts. After the election of Bill Cox in 1996, Steelman was assigned to the position of managing prosecutor of Criminal Division III.

Steelman was later promoted to the position of executive assistant district attorney. In this role, he served as a leading trial lawyer and office administrator for the district attorney.

In August 2006, Steelman was elected judge of Criminal Court Division I in Hamilton County, where he continues to serve.

Source: Tennessee Administrative Office of the Court