Name: David Pool
Candidate for: Memphis Municipal Judge, Division 3
Date of Birth:
Occupation: Shelby County Judicial Commissioner (Magistrate)
- High School: Memphis Catholic High School, 1985
- College: University of Memphis Bachelor of Music – Commercial Music
- Masters/Ph.D (if applicable): Juris Doctorate
Community Involvement: University of Memphis Music Advisory Council
University of Memphis Law Alumni Board – Past President
Thomas More Catholic Lawyer’s Guild
Official Campaign Website: https://poolforjudge.com/
1. What background/experience distinguishes you from the other candidates who want voters to elect them?
My legal experience spans across all areas of the law. I have practiced in every court in Shelby County, I have practiced in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee, and have argued before the Tennessee Court of Appeals. I have been in private practice both civil and criminal. I have contributed to or drafted in whole briefs submitted to courts across the United States. I have engaged in probate law, environmental law, trade law, personal injury law, real estate law, criminal law, debtor creditor law, landlord tenant law, defamation law, juvenile law, transportation law, contract law, and more. In addition to this, I have been a Shelby County General Sessions Criminal Court Judicial Commissioner (magistrate) for the past three years handling matters such as arraignments, probably cause hearings, warrant review, seizure hearings, bail set and review, orders of protection (application and hearings), and much more.
2. What are the top three issues facing the City of Memphis?
The first two issues are to create a favorable courtroom atmosphere where participants in the process feel as though they are treated with respect and that the matters before the court are addressed with a sense of justice and fairness. The third issue is to engage with the executive and legislative branches of local and state government to offer programs to help the worst offenders address problems they have with licenses and insurance.
3. What do you propose to address the three issues you rank as top priorities?
The first two issues are top-down issues to be addressed by exercising a professional judicial demeanor. The third issue is addressed by engaging with concerned citizens and members of the executive and legislative branches of local and state government to address issues involving offenders.