Bray tapped as newest criminal court judge

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville attorney Wesley Bray was selected by Gov. Bill Lee to become the newest criminal court judge to the 13th Judicial District. He will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge David Patterson.

“Wesley brings extensive experience to this role and will serve the 13th district with integrity,” said Gov. Lee. “We welcome him to this role and appreciate his willingness to serve.”

Bray has been a practicing attorney for 17 years. The Supreme Court of Tennessee granted Bray a limited license to practice law in 2002, while he was still in law school, allowing him to serve in the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office as the DUI grant coordinator and prosecutor. 

Since 2005 Bray has been in private practice focusing primarily on criminal law and some civil/family law matters. He is also a Rule 31 family mediator with a focus on divorce and family law issues.

Bray is a native of Celina. He has a bachelors’ degree in Psychology from Tennessee Tech University and is a graduate of the Nashville School of Law.

Bray resides in Cookeville with his wife, Ashley, and their three children.

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