Thursday President Obama nominated Chattanooga attorney
Travis Randall McDonough along with two other people to serve on the United States District Courts.

“These individuals have had distinguished legal careers and I am honored to ask them to serve as judges on the federal bench,” said President Obama.  “They will serve the American people with integrity and an unwavering commitment to justice.”


Travis Randall McDonough of Chattanooga is the nominee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.  
McDonough has been Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Mayor of Chattanooga since 2013.  
From 2005 to 2013, he was a member of the Chattanooga law firm Miller & Martin PLLC, where he litigated a wide variety of civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts and served as the head of the firm's litigation department from 2012 to 2013. McDonough began his legal career as an associate at Miller & Martin PLLC from 1997 to 2004.  He received his J.D. in 1997 from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.A. in 1994 from Sewanee, The University of the South.