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About Richard Rooker

Richard R. Rooker, Clerk

Richard R. Rooker was appointed to the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in 1993 upon the death of his father, George L. Rooker. Subsequently, he has been elected by the voters of Davidson County to six 4-year terms.

Accomplishments during his tenure include the introduction of CaseLink, a web-based service that enables subscribers to access case information from their offices; the establishment of a web site to provide access to vital information regarding departments under his direction; and the redesign of “The Rooker Report”, the Clerk’s monthly newsletter, to include a wide array of statistical information of interest to the legal community.

Mr. Rooker is active in a number of governmental and civic organizations.


Office 1 Public Square
Suite 302
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 862-5181
Education
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  • Goodpasture High School
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  • David Lipscomb University
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  • University of Tennessee
    Institute for Public Service
    Certified Public Administrator
    Experience
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  • Employed by the Traffic Violations Bureau from June, 1978 to November, 1984 while attending school.
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  • Employed by the General Sessions-Civil Division Clerk's Office from December, 1984 to March, 1993, earning promotions to Assistant Chief Clerk and, in August, 1992, to Chief Clerk.
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  • Appointed interim Circuit Court Clerk on March 8, 1993 upon the death of his father, George L. Rooker, the county's longest serving clerk with 25 years of service.
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  • Appointed Circuit Court Clerk on April 6, 1993 by the Metropolitan Council.
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  • Elected to four-year term as Circuit Court Clerk in August, 1994.
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  • Re-elected to four-year terms as Circuit Court Clerk in August, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.
    Affiliations
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  • County Officials Association of Tennessee
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  • 2012 Secretary/Treasurer - County Officials Association of Tennessee
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  • 2012 County Officials Association of Tennessee Court Clerk of the Year
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  • Middle Tennessee Clerks Association
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  • Tennessee State Court Clerks Association
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  • Access to Justice Pro Se Advisory Committee
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  • Past President, State Court Clerks Association
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  • Past Member, Bench Bar Relations Committee
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  • Past Member, Jury Reform Committee
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  • 2006 Recipient of the Chris Buford Award from the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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  • Member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church
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  • Davidson County Democratic Women's Club
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  • Nashville Women's Political Caucus
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  • Al Menah Shrine Temple
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  • Free & Accepted Masons, Jere Baxter Lodge 742
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  • Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
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  • Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
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  • Madison Chamber of Commerce
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  • Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce
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  • Old Hickory Chamber of Commerce
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  • Goodlettsville Chamber of Commerce
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  • Middle Tennessee Football Officials Association