<![CDATA[Judge Rob D. Philyaw was admitted to Tennessee bar; U.S. Eastern District of Tennessee bar; and Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University. Judge Philyaw has extensive training from the National Judicial College, specializing in self-represented litigants and has actively participated in the Tennessee Judicial Academy. He served as Editor-in-Chief for the Tennessee Journal of Practice & Procedure and was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence and the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award while in law school. In 2015, Legal Aid of East Tennessee awarded Judge Philyaw the Chief Justice William M. Barker Equal Access to Justice Award. He is a member of the Chattanooga Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Judicial Conference, and the Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Law Judges.
Judge Philyaw is a former Adjunct Professor at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at The University of Memphis and is often a guest lecturer at several local colleges and universities, and speaks often at schools, churches, community meetings, and pretty much anywhere he’s invited to talk about Juvenile Court or ways to make the lives of children better.
During his tenure as Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge, Rob Philyaw has implemented special programs to assist families, facilitate equal access to justice as well as connecting at-risk juveniles to community based services. Some of those programs are the Child Support Clinics, Mediation Referral Program, ShoCap, Truancy Task Force, Youth Court and Recovery Court.]]>
With seven full-time courtrooms, Hamilton County Juvenile Court hears cases involving the Department of Children’s Services and several other categories of cases. With some operations requiring around the clock personnel, the Court employs almost 100 dedicated professionals and relies heavily on volunteers and support agencies who work to make the lives of children in Hamilton County better.