Judge Robert Bateman appears at Circuit Court, following governor’s appointment


CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Judge Robert Bateman has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Circuit Court Judge, Division IV.

Bateman, who is the sitting judge, was appointed by Gov. Bill Lee in August to fill the vacancy created when Justice Jill Ayers was appointed to the state’s Criminal Appeal Court.

“I was honored that Governor Lee trusted me to serve Robertson and Montgomery County as a Circuit Court judge,” Bateman said. “As a judge, I will make it my mission to serve the inhabitants of the 19th judicial district every day with honor and integrity. ”

Bateman has practiced law for over 30 years. During this time, he had the honor of practicing with his father, Thomas Neal Bateman. He has dealt with numerous criminal and civil matters before the General Sessions, Chancellery, and Circuit Courts of Tennessee. He has also handled appeals to the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeal, the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

As a longtime Republican, Bateman most recently served as Montgomery County Chairman of the Republican Party. In 1994 and 1996, he served as Montgomery County President for Fred Thompson’s Senate campaign.

Bateman was born and raised in Clarksville and is married to Kim Bateman, also from Montgomery County. They have an adult son.

To find out more, send an email to [email protected].

Information from Robert Bateman’s campaign.


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