Judge Gasaway reprimanded by state over order involving wife

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — The Board of Judicial Conduct has issued a public reprimand of Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge John H. Gasaway III over an incident involving his attorney wife.

On Feb. 21, 2012, Gasaway published an order on the Montgomery County Court website denying a motion to recuse himself from all cases heard by attorneys Kimberly Turner, Melissa King and Brian Hill, all former employees of his wife, attorney Carrie Gasaway, according to the reprimand letter by the board.

Turner, King and Hill, all former employees of Carrie Gasaway, had asked for a blanket recusal by Judge Gasaway and for all their cases to be heard in Judge Mike R. Jones’ court, according to previous Leaf-Chronicle reports.

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