The Honorable John Everett Williams

Commission Chair

Judge Williams was appointed to the Court of Criminal Appeals in November of 1998, elected to that position in 2000, and was re-elected in 2006. Judge Williams engaged in the private practice of law at Williams & Williams from 1981 until his appointment in 1998. He received a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, in 1981.

Judge Williams is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Trial Lawyers’ Association, and Carroll County Bar Association, serving as past President of the Carroll County Bar Association from 1981-1984. Judge Roberts is involved with the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Carroll County Habitat for Humanity, Caroll County Ducks Unlimited, and the Huntingdon Lion’s Club. 

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