BRISTOL, Tenn. -

There's a new judge in Bristol, Tennessee.

Attorney David Tipton was appointed as the new municipal judge. He's filling the unexpired term of Judge Shelton B. Hillman, who recently passed away.

Tipton frequently served as a substitute for Judge Hillman. He's a Bristol native and graduated from ETSU in 1976. 

Tipton attended Memphis State University School of Law.