VOL. 129 | NO. 204 | Monday, October 20, 2014
Carr Appointed to Chancery Court Vacancy
By Bill Dries
Attorney Oscar C. Carr III is the newest Shelby County Chancery Court judge. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday, Oct. 16, his appointment of Carr to the vacancy on the court created when Chancellor Kenny Armstrong was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals earlier this year.
Carr, a partner at Glankler Brown PLLC since 1982, was one of three finalists recommended to Haslam by a judicial nominating commission.
Carr earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 1973 and his law degree from Emory University in 1976. He then went to work as an associate attorney at Glankler Brown.
His practice has been primarily in civil litigation and also as a mediator with an emphasis on business, construction and environmental litigation.
Haslam appointed Armstrong to the Court of Appeals before the August elections but not in time to remove Armstrong’s name from the ballot for Chancery Court judge, where Armstrong was running unopposed.
Armstrong took his seat on the appeals court bench on Sept. 1, the same day he would have taken office for a new term as chancellor.
Carr’s appointment brings the three-member Chancery Court back to full strength with the re-election of Walter Evans in the August elections and the election of former state Sen. Jim Kyle to the place on the bench held by Arnold Goldin, who was also appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals by Haslam.