Governor Bill Lee announced Thursday the appointment of Columbia attorney Julie Heffington to 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court Judge, one of three key judicial appointments for newly-created state courts.
Heffington, who was raised on a farm in Summertown, currently serves as an attorney and partner at Middle Tennessee Law Group.
The 22nd Judicial District covers Giles, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne counties.
"I am honored to have been selected as Circuit Court Judge to serve the people of the 22nd Judicial District," Heffington said.
Heffington, a partner at Wolaver, Carter & Heffington, practiced in the areas of insurance litigation, divorce, adoption, property disputes, wills and estates.
She earned her bachelor’s degree at Middle Tennessee State University and juris doctor at Nashville School of Law.