Gallatin attorney Mike Carter has been selected as Sumner County’s new General Sessions judge.
The county commission made the decision tonight during its meeting. Carter was up against six other local attorneys.
The 56-year-old runs the Mike Carter Law Firm and has 17 years of experience.
Carter will be the county’s third General Sessions judge, assisting James Hunter with handling approximately 30,000 adult civil cases on average a year. Judge Barry Brown handles juvenile cases.
Hopes are for Carter to take the stand close to June.
The state-set salary for a General Sessions judge in Sumner County is $158,640.
He will serve until next year, and then run on the ballot in 2016.
*Information courtesy of The Tennessean