Judge Kristi Davis was sworn in today as Tennessee’s newest member of the Court of Appeals. She was appointed to the Court by Governor Bill Lee just over 60 days ago.

Judge Davis, who has been a circuit court judge in the Sixth Judicial District in Knoxville since 2014, is the second female judge to serve on the Court of Appeals from the Eastern Division and the sixth woman to serve on the Court of Appeals. She fills the vacancy left by the retirement of the Honorable Charles D. Susano Jr. in April 2020. Prior to her judicial career, she was a partner at the firm of Hodges, Doughty & Carson in Knoxville, where she practiced for 14 years. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law.

“We are excited to have Judge Davis join the Court of Appeals,” Chief Judge D. Michael Swiney said. “We are fortunate that her experience will enable her to hit the ground running, which is an important benefit to the people of Tennessee and the Court of Appeals. We look forward to August 3 finally getting here.”