Tennessee’s Court of Appeals has a new member.
Carma Dennis McGee, of Hardin County, has been sworn in as a judge for the Court of Appeals.
A news release from the Supreme Court of Tennessee says McGee was appointed to the appeals court by Governor Bill Lee.
She fills the seat of former Judge Brandon O. Gibson, of Crockett County, who stepped down to become an adviser to Lee.
McGee worked in private practice before she was appointed to be a 24th Judicial District chancellor by Governor Bill Haslam in 2014.
McGee was one of 14 people who applied for the appeals court seat. She was sworn in by Lee at Hardin County High School in Savannah on Friday.
During the ceremony, Lee told McGee that he is “proud of the conservative values that you hold.