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.

November 24, 2020
At the end of the month, 30th Judicial District Chancellor Walter L. Evans will retire after 22 years serving the people of Shelby County in Chancery Court.The retirement caps off a long and...
November 12, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Thursday, November 12, to consider five candidates for the 16th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 16th judicial district covers...
November 10, 2020
Waymon Frederic “Fred” Axley, who served as a criminal court judge in the 30th judicial district for 25 years, entered his eternal home on Friday, November 6, 2020 at his home. A memorial service...
October 29, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Thursday, October 29, to consider eight candidates for the 6th judicial district chancery court vacancy. The 6th judicial district covers Knox...
October 28, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Wednesday, October 28, to consider five candidates for the 6th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 6th judicial district covers Knox County....
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