Welcome to the Bench

Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position.

Michael Windom, Circuit Court, Mobile County, Alabama
John Larsen, Administrative Law Judge, Public Utilities Commission, California
Daphne Lee, Administrative Law Judge, Public Utilities Commission, California
Susan Lee, Administrative Law Judge, Public Utilities Commission, California
Carolyn Sisto, Administrative Law Judge, Public Utilities Commission, California
Garrett Toy, Administrative Law Judge, Public Utilities Commission, California
Claire M. Yazigi, Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings, California
James E. Cornwell, Jr., Superior Courts, Georgia
Brett H. Sell, Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, San Antonio, Texas
Bonita Jo Atwood, Circuit Judge, Cannon and Rutherford counties, Tennessee
Kristi Davis, Court of Appeals, Tennessee
Kyle Hixson, Criminal Court, Knox County, Tennessee
Vicki Hoover, Chancellor, Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin and Henry counties, Tennessee
Leigh Thomas, Administrative Law Judge, Secretary of State, Tennessee
Ann Marie McIff Allen, District Court, Beaver, Iron and Washington counties, Utah
Tasha Williams, Juvenile Court, Davis, Morgan and Weber counties, Utah.
Nina Carter, Administrative Law Judge, Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office, Washington
Michelle Gonzalez, Administrative Law Judge, Pollution Control and Shorelines Hearings Board, Washington
Lisa Mansfield, Municipal Court Judge, Lakewood, University Place, DuPont and the Town of Steilacoom, Washington
James McNamara, Administrative Law Judge, Growth Management Hearings Board, Washington

Know of a new judge (of any kind) we’ve missed? Let us know with an email to njc-communications@judges.org. Please include an email address for the person so we can verify.

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