My Brother's Child, The Biography of Judge Frank Wilson

by Judge Neil Thomas Ret.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/9/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781984579317
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781984579324
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781984579300

About the Book

This book is devoted to the life of one of America’s greatest jurists, Frank W. Wilson. It discusses his early life, education, life in the military, political life, life as a trial lawyer and, finally, life as a federal judge. Although Judge Wilson served for some twenty years on the federal bench, he turned down opportunities to serve on the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and was considered for a position on the United States Supreme Court. In addition to being a legal scholar, one of his finest qualities as a trial judge was to let the lawyers try their cases, and in twenty years, he never suffered from the affliction known as robitis. But he was not just a scholarly judge; he was an accomplished speaker with a quick, dry wit.

About the Author

The author is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and a retired trial judge with twenty years of experience on the civil bench and over twenty years of experience as a trial attorney. He tried a number of cases in front of Judge Wilson, one of which was the longest civil jury trial in the Sixth Federal Judicial Circuit. His education was at the University of North Carolina and University of Michigan Law School. His professional involvement has included service on the governing body of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and in the House of Delegates of the Tennessee Bar Association. He is a fellow of the American, Tennessee, and Chattanooga Bar Foundations, and his community service includes serving as president of the following organizations: Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, Chattanooga Rotary Club, Brock-Cooper American Inns of Court, and the Tennessee Safety Council.