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Judge Brandon Gibson to speak at May 5 commencement

04 - 24 - 2018

Contact: Erin Chesnut


MARTIN, Tenn. – Judge Brandon Gibson, originally from Dyer County, will speak to the University of Tennessee at Martin’s graduating class May 5 during spring commencement exercises. Gibson has served as one of 12 judges on the Tennessee Court of Appeals since 2014. Commencement will begin at 11 a.m. in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the university’s main campus.

Gibson was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals by Gov. Bill Haslam in December 2013 and sworn in Sept. 1, 2014. She was later retained in a state-wide retention election in August 2016 and is currently the only female judge sitting on the court. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University and a juris doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Gibson is a member of both the Texas and Tennessee Bar Associations and serves on the Tennessee Judicial Conference Executive Committee, Legislative Committee and Technology Oversight Committee. She is also a member of the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct and was elected in 2013 as a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation. She is a graduate of Leadership Tennessee and serves on the board of directors for the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation.

UT Martin’s spring 2018 commencement ceremony is a ticketed event, but there is no cost to attend. Tickets are distributed directly to graduating students prior to the event. A live webcast will be available through the OVC Digital Network. Visit on commencement day to view the webcast.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Office of the Chancellor at 731-881-7500.


PHOTO ID: Judge Brandon Gibson, Tennessee Court of Appeals

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