Judge William Joseph Haynes, Jr.

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 27, 1999, to a seat vacated by Thomas A. Higgins; Confirmed by the Senate on November 10, 1999, and received commission on November 15, 1999. Served as chief judge, 2012-2014. Assumed senior status on December 1, 2014. Retired effective January 16, 2017.

College of St. Thomas, B.A., 1970
Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Tennessee Attorney General's Office, 1973-1984
Assistant state attorney general, 1973-1977
Senior state assistant general, 1977-1978
Deputy state attorney general, 1978-1984
Private practice, Nashville, TN, 1984
U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1984-1999
Adjunct professor, Southeastern Paralegal Institute, 1986-1990
Lecturer in law, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1987-1994, 1997-1998, 2000-present

Race or Ethnicity: African American

Gender: Male