Jeff Rader Appointed Special Judge in Tennessee

Governor Lee appoints Jeff Rader as Special Judge in Fourth Judicial District.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Jeff Rader as Special Judge in the Fourth Judicial District, which includes Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties.

“Jeff Rader’s decades of experience as a judge and litigator make him an exceptional choice for the Circuit Court in the Fourth Judicial District,” said Gov. Lee. “I’m grateful for his willingness to serve and am proud to appoint him to this position.”

Before becoming a general sessions and juvenile court judge in Sevier County in 1998, Rader practiced law at Ogle, Wynn, and Rader from 1991-1998. He has also held various leadership roles, including founder of the Sevier County Safe Baby Court and the Sevier County Workforce Probation and Recovery Court. Rader earned his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee.

This appointment follows Judge Rex Ogle’s decision to take disability status, effective June 3.

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