Wm. Craig Hall
January 7, 1947 – December 3, 2018
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Legal Background:
Degree of Juris Doctor from Cecil B. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University in 1973, admitted to the Tennessee Bar April 27, 1974, admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee in 1975, admitted to practice before the United StatesCourt of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in 1975, the Supreme Court of the United States in 1990.

Legal Rating:
Judge Hall was rated by his peers at the bar as AV®, Peer Review Rated, which is the highest legal ability rating and ethical standing rating available from The Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings.

Judicial Service:
Judge Hall was a practicing attorney for 45 years and served as the elected Municipal Judge of Collierville, Tennessee since 1983. He served as Judge in Piperton, Tennessee, Oakland, Tennessee, and Rossville, Tennessee, where he has been Judge since 1983.

Served as Lead Prosecutor in City of Memphis, Division 8, DUI Court in 1977.

Bachelor of Science from University of Tennessee at Martin in 1971. Member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.

Military Service:
Upon graduation from high school, Mr. Hall joined the United States Marine Corps and served with the Marine Detachment aboard the USS Newport News, the US Navy Second Fleet Flag Ship, where he was a member of the Second Fleet Marine Detachment Drill Team. He was Marine Orderly to the Captain of the ship and the Admiral of the Second Fleet.

Fraternal Organizations:
• Collierville Lodge #152 F&AM, Collierville, Tennessee,
• Adams Lodge #264, F&AM, Middleton, Tennessee
• Scottish Rite
• York Rite
• Al Chymia Shrine in Memphis

Personal Background:
Judge Hall was born in Shelby County, Tennessee on January 7, 1947. He has resided in Collierville, Tennessee all of his life. Including his grandchildren, his family has lived in Collierville for 6 generations.

Judge Hall has been married to Melinda Cox Hall since October 8, 1976. They had four children, Will, Virginia, Charles, and the late John Wright Hall 1980-2013. He and his wife have five grandchildren, Alexander, Harper, and Betsy Hall, Brennan and Ethan Ilsley.

He was a lifelong member of the Collierville United Methodist Church and a communicant of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Collierville, Tennessee.