Posted on July 14, 2017
President Donald Trump has nominated state Senate Republican Leader Mark Norrisand Memphis attorney Tommy Parker to be the two newest judges in Memphis federal court, according to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.
Norris’s nomination had been rumored for months as Norris has also been considering a bid for the Republican nomination for Tennessee Governor in 2018. Norris has been an attorney for more than 30 years including during his tenure as a state Senator and before that as a Shelby County commissioner.
Parker is a shareholder at Baker Donelson and before that served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for almost a decade. He is a former president of the Memphis Bar Association as well.