Tennessee’s newest judge was sworn in last Tuesday.
Andrew Tillman was appointed April 15 by Gov. Bill Haslam to the Chancery Court opening in the 8th Judicial District, which serves Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott and Union counties.
Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr. officiated at the ceremony Tuesday at the Supreme Court Building in Knoxville. Tillman has worked as a senior law clerk to Judge Susano since 2009.
In addition to his recent clerkship, Tillman has worked in private practice and clerked for Federal Appeals Court Judge H. Ted Milburn.
Tillman is a 1974 graduate of Northeastern Oklahoma State with a bachelor’s in mathematics. He earned his J.D. at the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1989 with numerous accolades. He has taught at the UT College of Law as an adjunct professor and lectured as a presenter of CLE programs.
Tillman attends White Rock Baptist Church in Huntsville. He and his wife, Claudia, have two children, Andi Marie and Tony.
The opening in the 8th judicial district was created by the death of Chancellor Billy Joe White, who passed away in November after serving on the bench for 35 years.