About Richard R. Rooker

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
Goodpasture High School
David Lipscomb University
University of Tennessee
Institute for Public Service
Certified Public Administrator
Experience
Employed by the Traffic Violations Bureau from June, 1978 to November, 1984 while attending school.
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.
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 27 years of service.
Appointed Circuit Court Clerk on April 6, 1993 by the Metropolitan Council.
Elected to four-year term as Circuit Court Clerk in August, 1994.
Re-elected to four-year terms as Circuit Court Clerk in August, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.
Affiliations
County Officials Association of Tennessee
2012 Secretary/Treasurer – County Officials Association of Tennessee
2012 County Officials Association of Tennessee Court Clerk of the Year
Middle Tennessee Clerks Association
Tennessee State Court Clerks Association
Access to Justice Pro Se Advisory Committee
Past President, State Court Clerks Association
Past Member, Bench Bar Relations Committee
Past Member, Jury Reform Committee
2006 Recipient of the Chris Buford Award from the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Davidson County Democratic Women’s Club
Nashville Women’s Political Caucus
Al Menah Shrine Temple
Free & Accepted Masons, Jere Baxter Lodge 742
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Madison Chamber of Commerce
Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce
Old Hickory Chamber of Commerce
Goodlettsville Chamber of Commerce
Middle Tennessee Football Officials Association