Alumna appointed to serve as US Magistrate Judge

University of Tennessee College of Law alumna Cynthia Richardson Wyrick has been appointed to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge.

Pamela L. Reeves, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District and also a College of Law alumna, announced the news Tuesday. 

Wyrick will serve in the court’s northeastern division based in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Reeves will administer the oath of office to Wyrick in an informal ceremony at the Greeneville federal courthouse on Sept. 30, and a formal investiture will be scheduled for a later date.

Wyrick received a bachelor’s degree in political science from UT in 1990 and a law degree in 1994. She serves on the board of directors for the College of Law’s Institute of Professional Leadership.

She has been a member of the law firm of Ogle, Wyrick and Associates in Sevierville since 1996, serves as the city attorney for Pigeon Forge, and has served for the past two years as a hearing officer for the Tennessee Department of Human Resources Board of Appeals.

Wyrick is also a past president of the Tennessee Bar Association.