Rutherford County attorney and business leader, Kirk D Catron, announces his candidacy for the new General Sessions Judgeship recently approved by the County Commission. "I am excited about the opportunity to continue to serve the residents of Rutherford County." said Catron. "I will bring real world experience and a combination of compassion for those that need it and toughness for those that have violated the laws of our great state."
The Rutherford County Commission, at the recommendation of the current General Sessions Judges and Mayor Earnest Burgess, approved this position to help relieve the congested dockets that currently hamper our court system. "I believe I can work efficiently with Judges McFarlin, Tidwell and Gilley to make the General Sessions Court operate in a manner that is best for our citizens." Catron added, "Fixing our current issues will not be easy, but I believe that working as a team with our current judges, we can develop a system that will better serve the citizens of Rutherford County."
Mr. Catron is a founding partner of McCarter, Catron & East, PLLC in Murfreesboro. He has broad experience in complex criminal, divorce, custody, personal injury and insurance defense litigation before state, federal, and appellate courts. Being involved in the court system is never easy, and Mr. Catron believes that his broad legal experience along with his conservative values will help aid the citizens of Rutherford County both in and out of the court system. Kirk has aided the General Sessions and City of LaVergne in the past as a substitute judge. "I want to make this a court of the people. I will help save the citizens of Rutherford County tax dollars, clean up the probation system, and introduce programs to help young citizens be involved in the court system in a positive manner." Catron added, "We have over 40,000 students in our county school system. I will reach out to the leaders of our schools and develop a program to involve those students who want to be involved in the legal system."
Kirk previously practiced with Dotson, Dotson & McCarter and Shuttleworth Williams, PLLC. He received his Juris Doctor from the Appalachian School of Law, and his bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
Mr. Catron is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County. He attended Christiana Elementary School and Riverdale High School. Kirk is past Treasurer and current Secretary of the Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Associations. He is a member of the Rutherford County Republican Party, Tennessee Bar Association, Murfreesboro Young Professionals and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. Kirk has volunteered his time for numerous low income individuals and through Greenhouse Ministries legal clinic. He is a past member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Housing Corporation and alumni board, and the Blue Raider Athletic Association Advisory Committee. Kirk is currently serves on the Board of Directors for DreamCatchers which provides comprehensive Pediatric Therapy services to children in a family-centered manner. Kirk is avid fan of Middle Tennessee State University Athletics. Kirk and his family attend New Vision Baptist Church. In his spare time, Kirk enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors. Kirk is married to Carrie Beth Catron and together they have two daughters, Charleigh Ann and Carrigan Catron.