Circuit, Criminal, Chancery & Business Courts

Tennessee’s 95 counties are divided into 31 judicial districts. Within each district are Circuit Courts and Chancery Courts, as provided by the state constitution. Some districts also have legislatively established Criminal Courts and Probate Courts. Judges of these courts are elected to 8-year terms. Learn more here.

January 23, 2020
Longtime Nashville Judge Seth Norman, whose visionary ideas on the criminal justice system’s treatment of drug offenders challenged conventional wisdom and saved countless lives, was honored recently...
January 9, 2020
Livestreaming of the investiture of new Sixth Judicial District Criminal Court Judge Kyle A. Hixson will be available at the link below at 3 p.m. EST/ 2 p.m. CST on January 9, 2020. The link will go...
January 8, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to consider six candidates for the 15th Judicial District Circuit Court vacancy, which covers Jackson, Macon, Smith,...
January 8, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission began accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge in the 16th Judicial District, which covers Rutherford and Cannon counties, on December 18, 2019. After the...
December 26, 2019
Retired 3rd Judicial District Circuit Court Judge John K. Wilson died Friday morning, Dec. 20 at the age of 75. He served in the United States Air Force.Judge Wilson was an assistant District...
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