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The Honorable Camille R. McMullen
2024 Marion Griffin-Frances Loring
Award Honoree
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The Honorable Camille R. McMullen received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Austin Peay State University in 1993 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1996.  She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joe G. Riley on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals from 1996 to 1997.  She joined the Shelby County District Attorney's office of the 30th Judicial District in 1997 where she prosecuted cases until 2001.  She became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee and prosecuted cases from 2001 until June 2008.  She was then appointed by former Governor Phil Bredesen to serve on the Court of Criminal Appeals, making history as the first African American woman to serve on the appellate court in Tennessee.  She was retained in 2014 to serve another eight-year term on the Court of Criminal Appeals.  

She has served on the Advisory Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure since 2016 and the Board of Judicial Conduct from 2018.  Her past and present community memberships include:  Memphis, Tennessee, and National Bar Associations; Memphis and Tennessee Bar Fellow; Leo Bearman, Sr., Inn of Court (Master); Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women; The National Association of Women Judges; River City Links, Inc.; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; Christian Brothers High School Board of Directors.  

She is married to Bruce McMullen and they have two children, Reese (17) and Zoe (14). 
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