Ryan Spitzer ’03 appointed to serve as circuit court judge on Tennessee’s 7th Judicial District by Gov. Bill Lee

Aug 30, 2021

Ryan Spitzer ’03 has been appointed to serve as circuit court judge for the 7th Judicial District of Tennessee by Gov. Bill Lee.

Spitzer will fill the seat vacated by Judge Donald R. Elledge, and his appointment is effective immediately.

Spitzer previously served as an assistant district attorney for the 7th Judicial District, which covers Anderson County, for 13 years, helping to investigate and prosecute criminal cases in the county’s general sessions and criminal courts. He was also the prosecutor for the 7th Judicial District crime task force targeting drug-related offenders.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Spitzer practiced civil law. He served as a medic in the Army National Guard from 1993 to 1999 while earning his B.S. from Lambuth University.

He lives in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, with his wife Tracy and their two sons, Rogan and Keegan.