Butler Snow Attorney Randall D. Noel has been named by Gov. Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Council for Judicial Appointments.
Noel, along with 10 other members of the council, will recommend candidates to the governor to fill vacancies for Tennessee trial and appellate courts. The council was established by executive order following the Nov. 4 passage of a constitutional amendment creating a method for selecting judges of the Tennessee Supreme Court or any intermediate appellate court in the state. Members of the council include three each from the western, middle and eastern divisions of the Tennessee. Two members, including Noel, are at-large.
“I am honored that Gov. Haslam has chosen me for this position on the Tennessee Council for Judicial Appointments,” said Noel. “The work of this council is to help maintain a strong, independent and impartial judiciary in Tennessee for years to come.”
Noel – who has more than 30 years of experience – focuses his practice on commercial litigation and product liability litigation from Butler Snow’s Memphis office. He is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® for commercial litigation and banking and finance litigation, as well as, Mid-South Super Lawyers® for business litigation. Noel has also been named in Chambers USA for general commercial litigation, Business Tennessee Magazine’s Top 150 Lawyers in Tennessee, the Lawdragon 3000, the Power Players List, Who’s Who in American Law and the Memphis Business Quarterly’s The Player’s List for Business Litigation.
Noel earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi. He is a member of the American Counsel Association (president 1996-1997), the Tennessee Bar Association (president, 1999-2000), the Tennessee Legal Community Foundation (president, 2000-2001), the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents (president, 1999-2000), the American Bar Association (Tennessee’s state delegate), the American Judicature Society, the ALI-ABA CLE board, the American Bar Foundation (state chair), the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society and the International Association of Defense Counsel.