President Obama nominates Knoxville lawyer for federal bench

President Obama nominates Knoxville lawyer for U.S. District Court

(Source: ACCTM) Pamela Reeves (Source: ACCTM) Pamela Reeves

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - President Obama has nominated a Knoxville lawyer to serve on a federal bench.

Pamela L. Reeves has been nominated by the president to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

According to the White House, Reeves has worked at the law firm of Reeves, Herbert & Anderson, P.A. in Knoxville since 2002, where she has both mediation and litigation practices concentrating on employment and contract matters. 

Reeves received her J.D. in 1979 from the George C. Taylor College of Law at the University of Tennessee and her B.A. with highest honors in 1976 from the University of Tennessee. 

She is the first woman to serve as President of the Tennessee Bar Association. Reeves also served as the former Chairwoman of the Knox County Election Commission.

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