Judge L. Craig Johnson said in a media release that he was formally announcing his retirement as Circuit Court Judge for the 14th Judicial District, located in Coffee County effective the first part of May, 2021.
First, I want to express my appreciation to the people of Coffee County who have continually voted for me for three consecutive terms of office and 24 years of service to the State of Tennessee. It has been a great honor to have served the citizens of this District.
Second, I want to thank my wife Marybeth and family for their support through the years. I also want to thank all of the consummate legal, clerk’s staff, and law enforcement professionals that I have worked with throughout my career.
Since first being elected at age 34 back in 1998, I have come to realize what a special area of the State we live in. My current plan is to open my own law practice here in Coffee County, so that I can continue to serve, and to pursue other opportunities such as mediation and arbitration. Now that I have retired from two careers (military and judicial), I will also be spending more time with my family and friends.