‘Trailblazer’ Judge Julia Gibbons honored

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 31, 2024 10:21 PM CT | Published: May 30, 2024 7:36 PM CT

Julia Smith Gibbons, judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, remembers the challenges of becoming the first female judge for a trial court of record in Tennessee. 


Judge Julia Gibbons United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.

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