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Joe P. Binkley, Jr. is Judge of the Fifth Circuit Court for the 20th Judicial District serving Davidson County, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Vanderbilt University in 1966. He received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and was also admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1969.

Binkley practiced law in Nashville as a solo practitioner for 39 years (1969-2008). He was appointed to the Fifth Circuit Court in April 2008 by Governor Phil Bredesen and was elected by popular vote in August 2008. He is a member of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations and the Tennessee Association for Justice. He is a Fellow of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Foundations and an Emeritus member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court.