Former Federal Prosecutor Gary Humble Is Candidate For Signal Mountain Judge

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Long-time Assistant United States Attorney Gary S. Humble announced Thursday that he has filed a qualifying petition for the post of Signal Mountain Town Judge with the Hamilton County Election Commission and is now a candidate for that position.

The non-partisan election is set for Aug. 2.

Mr. Humble was a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chattanooga from 1987 to 2011. As an Assistant United States Attorney, he prosecuted a number of notable cases, primarily involving public corruption and fraud. Those cases included former Hamilton County Sheriff Billy Long, several bank fraud cases from the collapse of the Butcher banking empire, a contract for degrees scheme involving University of Tennessee Space Institute professors, the Lee College freshmen dormitory arson case, and the Pioneer Bank fraud case.

As an AUSA, he had approximately 150 jury trials in federal court. Since his retirement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Humble has been engaged in the private practice of law. He has represented clients in state and federal courts, including the Signal Mountain Court, Hamilton County chancery and circuit courts, as well as general sessions court. His cases have involved both criminal and civil matters.

Mr. Humble was previously an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In the latter position, he prosecuted a number of electrical contractors for bid rigging on the Moccasin Bend Waste Water Treatment Plant.

In addition, Mr. Humble has been an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law and has coached a number of Hamilton County High School mock trial teams, including Central, Hixson, and Soddy Daisy High Schools. His teams won several regional championships.

Mr. Humble has published several scholarly law review articles which have been cited by various federal and state courts, including the United States Court of Appeals in United States v. Oliver North.

Mr. Humble has resided in the Town of Signal Mountain since 2000 and is a member of the Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. 

Mark Rothberger was Signal Mountain judge from 1996 until his retirement last year. Tracy Cox was appointed interim judge.


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