Division Three

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Judge Valerie L. Smith

Elected Circuit Court Judge - 2016

Previous Employment

2000-2006- Assistant District Attorney, Shelby County District Attorney’s Office

2006-2016- Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, PLC


JD, University of Memphis, 2000

BBA, University of Memphis, 1997


Outstanding Barrister, 2014-15, Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court


Memphis Bar Association, Board Member

AWA, Judicial Liaison

Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court, President

Tennessee Judicial Conference Executive Committee

Tennessee Trial Judges Association, Treasurer

Compensation and Retirement Committee, Treasurer

Community Involvement

Alpha Gamma Delta, Gamma Zeta Academic Excellence Advisor

Junior League of Memphis, Sustainer

Section 901 Youth Athletic Fund

Midtown Rotary Club

UM Law Alumni Board

Spay Memphis

Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee

Advocacy Chair American Diabetes Association

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