With more than three decades of experience serving at all levels of the Tennessee Judiciary to the firm, Justice Muecke Barker brings an unparalleled level of experience as he guides clients through mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. These solutions are viable for many parties looking to resolve serious disputes in a cost-effective and timely manner. No matter the case, he always strives for all parties to come to a respectful agreement.
Muecke had a dedicated and storied career in the Tennessee Judicial System. In 1983, he was appointed by Gov. Lamar Alexander to become Judge of the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial District of Tennessee. Later, he was elected to two eight-year terms and was consistently the highest rated circuit court judge by the Chattanooga Bar Association's bi-annual polls. By 1995, he was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and was elected by Tennessee voters a year later. Ultimately, Gov. Don Sundquist appointed Muecke to the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1998. He was then elected to a full eight-year term and again in 2006. Muecke was unanimously chosen by his colleagues to become Chief Justice in 2005. Upon his retirement from the Supreme Court in September 2008, Muecke was named Appellate Judge of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.