VOL. 126 | NO. 173 | Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Criminal Appeals Court Judge McLin Dies
By Bill Dries
A memorial service has been set Friday, Sept. 9, for State Court of Criminal Appeals Judge J.C. McLin of Memphis.
McLin died Saturday of pancreatic cancer. He was 64.
McLin was an attorney for 25 years before beginning his judicial career in 2000 as a Shelby County criminal court judge. From that position, he was appointed in 2004 by Gov. Phil Bredesen to the criminal appeals court.
McLin was an assistant district attorney for 15 years and had a private practice for nine years as well as working a year at Memphis Area Legal Services.
Judge Joseph Tipton, the presiding judge of the criminal appeals court praised McLin’s “even-handed and wise resolution of the work of the court.”
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Cornelia Clark said McLin was “a kind man, dedicated jurist and dear friend.”
“He served the court with great integrity and dignity and we will miss him dearly,” she added.
Friday’s memorial service is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2237 South Parkway East.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at Peabody High School in Trenton, Tn.