Former Knoxville attorney sworn in as U.S. District Judge

Former Knoxville attorney sworn in as United States District Judge

Judge Pamela L. Reeves Judge Pamela L. Reeves

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Pamela L. Reeves was sworn in Monday as United States District Judge in a private ceremony at the Howard H. Baker Jr. United States Courthouse.

Reeves was nominated by President Obama to fill a vacancy when Judge Thomas W. Phillips took inactive senior judge status.

The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination last Wednesday, and President Obama signed her commission on Friday.

Judge Reeves will preside over matters in Knoxville in the court's northern division.

"I am honored to have been appointed by President Obama to this position. I am fortunate to be able to serve with all the excellent judges and magistrate judges in the Eastern District and to have such a great staff at the Court. I look forward to settling down to the business of the Court," said Reeves in a prepared release.

A public investiture ceremony will be held on a later date.

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