TOP PHOTO: Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sarah Keeton Campbell and State Representative Dennis Powers.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sarah Keeton Campbell will be speaking as a guest of State Rep. Dennis Powers at today’s noon Rotary Club luncheon.  

Campbell grew up in the Camp Ridge-Davis Chapel area of La Follette until moving to Rogersville at the age of eleven. She is the daughter of David and Gail McCarty Keeton, and her mother, Gail, graduated from La Follette High School in 1971 with Powers.   

In 2004, after winning election as President of the Student Government, Campbell earned a Bachelor of Arts  summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee.  She graduated from Duke University School of Law in 2009, magna cum laude, and earned a Master of Public Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy the same year.

Rep. Dennis Powers being sworn into office in 2022 by Justice Sarah Campbell on a family Bible held by his wife, Tracy Powers.

Following law school, Campbell served as a law clerk to Judge William H. Pryor, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and Associate Justice Samuel Alito of the Supreme Court of the United States.  Campbell then worked as an associate at Williams and Connolly until 2015.

Campbell joined the Tennessee Attorney General’s office in 2015, where she served as associate solicitor general and special assistant to the attorney general.

Gov. Bill Lee nominated Campbell to the Tennessee Supreme Court on January 12, 2022.  She was confirmed by the General Assembly and sworn in on February 10, 2022.

Campbell’s Campbell County grandparents were the late Fred and Cleo McCarty. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/02/2024-6AM)