Town of Farragut has a new municipal judge.
Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to appoint G. Keith Alley of Farragut as the Town’s new judge during its meeting in February. He is replacing Cindy Troyer, who moved out of Town.
“I feel very privileged and honored to be appointed to serve the Town and my community in this manner,” he said. “I hope to serve the office with honor and justice for all who appear before the Town’s municipal court.”
Alley vied for the position against Carleton Edwards and S. Randolph Ayres.
Each candidate was afforded a few minutes prior to the vote to share their legal and professional experience.
Alley said his goal is to use his “experience and knowledge to give back to the community.”
Judge Alley has lived in Knox County since 1992 and has been a resident of the town of Farragut since 2007.
Alley received his bachelor's degree with distinction from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his Juris Doctor degree from The University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville.
He has been licensed to practice law in Tennessee since 1996. Alley is a member of the Anderson, Blount, Loudon and Sevier counties, Knoxville and Tennessee Bar associations.
Judge Alley also is a member of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel and volunteers as the secretary for the Board of Directors for Legal Aid of East Tennessee, as vice chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals for the town of Farragut and as a Hearing Committee Panel member for the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Responsibility.
Alley currently practices law with the firm of Holbrook Peterson Smith PLLC in Knoxville where he serves as the firm’s lead litigation attorney.
The Municipal Court has jurisdiction within the town of Farragut over cases involving violation of Town ordinances and adopted codes. Since late 2009, Farragut's Municipal Court also has jurisdiction over automated traffic enforcement cases (Red Light Cameras).
Municipal Court hears cases on the second Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the board room located on the ground floor of Farragut Town Hall. Weapons (of any kind) are not permitted in the court. Prior to entering the court, all people are subject to screening by the court officer.