BIO

Magistrate David Pool

Magistrate Pool's family has lived in Shelby County for over 150 years.  Born ninth of eleven children, he attended Catholic schools, then earned a bachelor's in music, a master's in teaching, and a law degree from the University of Memphis.  The Pools have always fought for social justice, human rights, and civil rights.


Magistrate Pool taught high school before beginning a career in music, appearing with such artists as Darius Rucker, Mike Reno, Peter Rivera, Dicky Betts, Steve Cropper, John Cafferty, Mark Wills, and Johnny Lee.


Magistrate Pool served as corporate counsel for Drexel Chemical Company, then entered private practice before being appointed as a criminal court magistrate.  He has drafted and contributed to briefs submitted to federal and state courts, has argued before the Tennessee Court of Appeals and has appeared before every court in Shelby County.


Magistrate Pool believes that judges must execute their duties with absolute impartiality and ensure that  courtroom participants are treated with respect.  Judges should be patient and humble and should not mock or demean clerks, litigants, bailiffs, attorneys, law enforcement or anyone else.

Endorsed by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 369, the Memphis Police Association, Shelby County Deputy Sheriff's Association, and the West Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council.

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