The U.S. Senate voted 89-1 on Monday, January 8, to advance Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Nashville Member William (“Chip”) L. Campbell Jr. to a final vote for the vacant seat on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. In a second vote on Tuesday, Campbell received final judicial confirmation and will assume his role in the near future. Campbell was selected in a round of 11 judicial nominations by President Trump in July 2017 and is the first to be passed by the Senate in 2018.
Campbell has been an attorney in private practice in Alabama and Tennessee, and has been a member of FBT’s business litigation practice since joining the firm in 2011. He has jury trial experience in federal and state courts, as well as experience trying cases in bench trials, administrative proceeding and arbitration. Prior to his career in law, Campbell was an active duty U.S. Marine Corps officer for seven years, serving as a member of an electronic attack squadron and as a forward air controller with an infantry battalion.
FBT has a time-honored tradition of attorneys serving the country. Over the past year, several attorneys have been nominated for federal appointments, among them Russell Coleman, who was sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky in September. Louisville Member Gene Price was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate as a rear admiral in the Navy Reserve in 2014, and recently concluded an assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet.