Law clerk, Memphis [Tennessee] Area Legal Services, 1978
Assistant public defender, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1978-1979
Assistant district attorney general, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1979-1989
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Tennessee, 1989-2002; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1993-1997, 2001-2002
Chief administrative officer, Shelby County, Tennessee, 2002-2007
Judge, Tennessee Criminal Court, Thirtieth Judicial District, 2007-2012
With a host of new faculty members added during the past few years, a new building, the wonderful naming gift from Donald and Susan Sturm and the development of the Nanda Center for International Law supported by a generous gift from Doug and Mary Scrivner, the Sturm College of Law is poised for a major leap forward in quality and stature, says Chancellor Robert D. Coombe.