Raymond Clift Jr., municipal court judge for the city of Germantown, will retire in September after 40 years with the city. Clift earned his law degree from the University of Memphis in 1969. He served as an attorney for Griffin, Clint, Everton and Maschmeyer; as an assistant public defender for Shelby County, and as a Tennessee assistant district attorney. From 1979 until 1980, Clift served as an alderman for the city of Germantown before taking a position as the Germantown municipal judge in 1982. A new municipal attorney will be appointed by the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen to serve the remainder of Clift’s term until an election can be held in 2024.