|Kane running for Judge|
|Tuesday, April 29, 2014|
Brody Kane, attorney and City Judge, has officially qualified as a candidate for the office of Criminal Court Judge for the 15th Judicial District comprised of Wilson, Macon, Trousdale, Jackson and Smith counties. Chris Crowell is serving as his campaign treasurer.
“I am excited to be out there campaigning for Criminal Court Judge,” said Kane. “For almost two decades, I’ve represented thousands of clients, in both criminal and civil cases in front of more than 70 Judges in State, Federal and Appellate Courts across Tennessee. My extensive criminal and civil law experience both in and out of the courtroom trying cases, working daily with clients and their families, as well working with Judges, defense lawyers, prosecutors and police officers has strengthened my firm belief that a Judge must have broad life and work experiences in order to see a case from all sides. A Judge should never be a rubber stamp for either side.”
Chris Crowell, who along with more than 100 other local citizens from across the 15th Judicial District, is part of the Committee to Elect Brody Kane Criminal Court Judge noted that “Brody Kane will be a great Judge because he understands the importance of the decisions he will make and cares about the impact of those decisions. As treasurer of the campaign I am humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support Brody’s campaign has received. The momentum is growing each day with people calling to help and be part of this effort to bring a fair and hard working man to the bench.”
Kane, a 1988 graduate of Watertown High School, obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from MTSU in 1992 and, thereafter, received his Law Degree from the University of Memphis Law School in 1995. While in law school he served as a judicial law clerk for the 10 Shelby County Criminal Court Judges. After graduation, he began his 19 year career as an attorney, working for Lebanon native and current Mayor of Memphis, A.C. Wharton, within the Shelby County Justice System - the largest system in the State.
A founding partner of Lebanon-based law firm, McBrien & Kane, Kane has also served as the City Judge for the town of Alexandria since 2004. Additionally he has served as a Special Judge for Judges John Gwin, Bob Hamilton and Barry Tatum hearing criminal offenses, juvenile proceedings, orders of protection, civil lawsuits and mental health commitments. In 2012 he was selected by Judge John Gwin to Chair the Committee that developed and prepared the Local Rules of Court for General Sessions Court, Division III.
“When you grow up around here, you learn that there are certain values so important that you live by them every day. Values like living your life with integrity. Playing by the rules. And the belief that everyone deserves justice – no matter where they’re from or how much money they make,” remarked Kane. “In this race three things matter – my unmatched experience, my deeply held values and my proven dedication to our community.”
Putting those word’s into action, Kane has stepped up and served the community for many years. He is a past president and active member of the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary, past president and active member of the 15th District Judicial Bar Association, a board member of the Wilson County United Youth Soccer Association; a Commissioner of the Wilson County Water and Wastewater Authority, a member of the Lebanon, Watertown, Macon County and Jackson County Chambers of Commerce, a Leadership Wilson Graduate and a member of the National Rifle Association.
Brody and his wife, Angel, have three children Madison (17), Zoe (14) and Neill (11). Brody stays involved with all of his children’s activities having coached their soccer and baseball teams and recently returned from a mission trip to Nicaragua with his oldest daughter.
Kane stated that “for nearly twenty years I’ve dedicated myself to the practice of law, to my clients, to my family and to my community. I’ve treated everyone with integrity, honesty and respect and if elected, will run my Court in the same manner. During the next three months, it’s my intention to work tirelessly to earn the trust and support of the voters in Wilson, Trousdale, Smith, Macon and Jackson Counties because I believe I have the depth of experience, values and dedication needed for this job.”
The election for Criminal Court Judge is August 7, 2014. Early voting begins on July 18th, 2014.