Mary L. Wagner named circuit court judge in Shelby County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Mary L. Wagner as Circuit Court judge for the district that serves Shelby County.

Haslam’s office announced the appointment of Wagner to the judgeship in the 30th Judicial District on Monday. She replaces Judge Donna M. Fields, who has retired.

The 32-year-old Wagner has worked at the Memphis law firm Rice, Amundsen & Caperton since 2011. She taught at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis from 2012-2014 as an adjunct professor.

Wagner, of Memphis, also has served as a law clerk for judges at the Tennessee Court of Appeals and Shelby County Circuit Court.

Wagner received her law degree from the University of Memphis and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.