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NASHVILLE — Huntsville attorney Andrew Tillman has been appointed chancellor of the 8th Judicial District Chancery Court, effective immediately, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday afternoon.

Tillman, 61, replaces Billy Joe White, whose 35-year tenure on the bench ended with his death in November 2012.

"The 8th District is gaining an experienced legal mind with Chancellor Tillman," Haslam said. "His career has been spent in both the public and private sectors, and I appreciate his willingness to serve."

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