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Judge Paty

Judge Paty2Judge Sherry Paty was elected to the office of City Court Judge by the voters of Chattanooga and was sworn in as Judge on August 20, 2004. Judge Paty is a lifelong resident of Chattanooga.

Judge Paty is a graduate of Hixson High School. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Judge Paty then attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where she obtained her law degree in 1989.

As part of her experience, Judge Paty served as the law clerk for the Hamilton County District Attorney in 1988 and the Judicial Law Clerk for Chancellors Howell Peoples and R. Vann Owens in 1989-90.

Judge Paty has been in private practice with the law firm of Paty, Rymer and Ulin since 1990. In 2001, Judge Paty received her credentials to serve as a Rule 31 Family Mediator from the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Judge Paty has invested her time and talents in this community as a member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary Board and the Management Board of the North River YMCA.

She has assisted people in need of free legal advice in her role as Secretary for the Chattanooga Lawyer’s Pro Bono Committee.

Judge Paty has two children, Zachary and Rachel. They are members of Red Bank Baptist Church.

Judge Paty is the first female City Court Judge.

City Court Clerk
Courts Building
600 Market Street
Room 104
Chattanooga, TN. 37402 (map)
Access via Cherry St. entrance
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For questions about City Court:
Phone (423) 643-6311
Fax (423) 643-7587

Anthony Byrd,
City Court Clerk

Email: abyrd@chattanooga.gov
(423) 643-7541

Jennifer Collins,
Deputy City Court Clerk

Email: jccollins@chattanooga.gov
(423) 643-7541

Alisha Stewart,
Administrative Support Specialist

(423) 643-7541


Photo by Billy Weeks