Siskin appointed as judge

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Keith Siskin to the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties.

As a judge in the 16th District, Siskin fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Don Ash to a senior judge position earlier this year.

 Siskin has been a Juvenile Court magistrate since 2004, presiding over both civil and criminal cases including parentage, child support, child custody and visitation, dependency, neglect, abuse and delinquency matters.

 “Keith has good experience in the 16th District, serving the citizens well as a magistrate in Juvenile Court,” Haslam said. “I’m pleased to appoint him to fill the vacancy, and I appreciate his willingness to serve in this capacity.”

 Siskin graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1994 with a bachelor’s in English and went to the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1997.

 After receiving his J.D., he clerked for the 16th Judicial District Chancery Court before becoming a general practitioner of civil and criminal cases.

 Siskin is a past president of the Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association, and he has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 “I want to thank Gov. Haslam for offering me this opportunity in the 16th Judicial District,” Siskin said. “I’m honored to be able to continue serving the citizens of Rutherford and Cannon County.”

 Siskin, 40, lives in Murfreesboro with his wife, Sheri, and two step-daughters, Micah and Shae.