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Haynes, William Joseph, Jr.

Born 1949 in Memphis, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 27, 1999, to a seat vacated by Thomas A. Higgins. Confirmed by the Senate on November 10, 1999, and received commission on November 15, 1999. Served as chief judge, 2012-2014. Assumed senior status on December 1, 2014. Service terminated on January 16, 2017, due to retirement.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1984-1999

College of St. Thomas, B.A., 1970
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:

Assistant attorney general, State of Tennessee, 1973-1984; senior assistant attorney general, 1977-1978; deputy attorney general, 1978-1984
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1984
Adjunct professor, Southeastern Paralegal Institute, 1986-1990
Adjunct professor, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1987-1994, 1997-1998