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The Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award

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). 

Past Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award Recipients


1989       Frances Grant Loring

1990       The Honorable Martha Craig "Cissy"                       Daughtrey

1991       Gail O. Mathes

1992       The Honorable Julia S. Gibbons

1993       The Honorable Karen R. Williams

1994       The Honorable Bernice B. Donald

1995       Blanchard E. Tual

1996       The Honorable Penny J. White

1997       Dorothy J. Pounders

1998       Ellen B. Vergos

1999       The Honorable Janice M. Holder

2000       Veronica F. Coleman

2001       The Honorable Carol J. Chumney

2002       Linda L. Holmes

2003       The Honorable Kay Spalding Robilio

2004       Susan Clark

2005       The Honorable Rita L. Stotts

2006       Barbara Zoccola

2007       Amy J. Amundsen

2008       Ruby R. Wharton

2010       Professor Janet L. Richards

2011       The Honorable Donna M. Fields 

2012       Amy P. Weirich

2013       The Honorable Paulette J. Delk

2014       Linda Warren Seely

2015       The Honorable Holly Kirby

2016       Maureen Holland

2017       Mary Wolff

2018       The Honorable Claudia Haltom

2019       Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg

2020       The Honorable Diane K. Vescovo

2023       Lucie Brackin

2024       The Honorable Camille R. McMullen

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