NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has appointed Bonita Jo Atwood as a Circuit Court judge for Rutherford and Cannon counties.
Lee's office said in a statement Tuesday that Atwood is filling a vacancy created in the 16th Judicial Circuit by the retirement of Judge Royce Taylor in March.
A civil litigator, Atwood has served as a managing partner at Atwood and Moore since 1995. Atwood earned her law degree from the Nashville School of Law. She lives in Murfreesboro.
In a statement, Lee said Atwood "is an experienced litigator with the right temperament to serve on the bench."