201 Poplar Avenue
Criminal Justice Center
Bobby Carter was elected Judge of Division III in August of 2010 in a
special election to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of John
P. Colton, Jr. He is currently serving in that capacity.
Carter received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Bachelors
Degree in Humanities from Christian Brothers College, Memphis in 1977.
He received a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of
Memphis in 1980.
Judge Carter has previous experience in
private practice and in the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office. He
was an Assistant District Attorney General for twenty-six years prior to
He is a member of the Tennessee Trial Judge’s
Association, the American Bar Association and is licensed to practice
law in Colorado as well as Tennessee.