Written by National Association of Women Judges|June 29, 2021|News
Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County General Sessions Court
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Kyle Sowell, General Sessions Court Administrator
The Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge Lynda Jones was awarded Nashville Cable’s Spirit of Leadership award on June 9, 2021.
The Spirit of Leadership Award recognizes a Cable member not currently serving on the Board of Directors who exemplifies leadership through personal and professional accomplishments which have inspired and influenced the advancement of women. Founded in 1978, Cable is the premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement.
Judge Lynda Jones was elected to the bench on August 7, 2014. She practiced law in middle Tennessee for 22 years prior to becoming a judge. She was the Presiding Judge of Davidson County General Sessions Court from September 1, 2019 – September 1, 2020. She is a Chair of the General Sessions Court Committee for Nashville Bar Association and Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. She was nominated and selected by her peers to serve on the Executive Committee for a five-year term for the Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference, she serves as this year’s President. Judge Jones also Presides over the Nashville Homeless Court.
Judge Jones has been heavily involved in the Nashville Community after serving on the boards of several organizations while also active in her church. She is currently the Board Chairman of Dismas House which rehabilitates the formerly incarcerated. Lynda is widowed and has one child. She serves as a Girl Scout troop volunteer and mentor to women in the community.