“With the support of family, friends, and colleagues, I am announcing my candidacy for Hamilton County Chancery Court Judge,” said Ms. Fleenor. “As a native of Chattanooga with a broad range of legal experience, I have full confidence that my background and dedication make me the most qualified candidate. I have spent my entire life serving the Chattanooga community, and I look forward to continuing my service in a new capacity as Chancery Court Judge.”
Ms. Fleenor began practicing law in Chattanooga in 1986, most recently working with her husband, Phillip E. Fleenor, as a trial practitioner at Duncan, Hatcher, Hixson & Fleenor, P.C. She is licensed to practice in the state courts of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Claims Court. Ms. Fleenor taught law at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Chattanooga State Community College, and has also served as head of the compliance department at Cornerstone Bank, interpreting state and federal banking regulations.
Ms. Fleenor earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she graduated magna cum laude. She was awarded Benwood Foundation’s prestigious Chapin-Thomas Scholarship before earning her law degree from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law. Fleenor served an externship with Sixth Circuit Court Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, and was chosen for the Dornette Prize for high scholarship in Federal Jurisdiction. She is also a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga.
Ms. Fleenor has been an active member of numerous local organizations, including: the Chattanooga Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Southeast Tennessee Legal Association of Women, the Hamilton County Pachyderm Club, the Hamilton County Republican Women’s Club, the Harrison Ruritan Club, and the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute. She is heavily involved in her community and has served as a board member of the Lookout Mountain School PTA and The Fairyland Club, while also volunteering regularly in the children’s ministry at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church.
Ms. Fleenor and her husband have been married for 23 years and have two children: a son, Griff, who attends the Hampden-Sydney College, and a daughter, Michelle, who is a senior at the Girls Preparatory School.