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.

February 6, 2017
From The TennesseanDANDRIDGE, Tenn. — Judge Duane Slone has observed the arc of the opioid crisis firsthand since painkiller addiction began taking ahold of lives in the rural northeast...
January 30, 2017
From the Knoxville News-SentinelWhen the opiate epidemic came calling in his rural five-county jurisdiction, one East Tennessee judge admits he was caught unaware.“In 2000, 2001, I had a friend come...
January 20, 2017
From The TennesseanIn the nearly three years since his retirement, the 74-year-old says he is still an avid reader who enjoys spending time with his family, including his two grandchildren.As...
December 30, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted a set of plain-language forms and instructions for use in uncontested divorces between parties with minor children in an effort to simplify divorce proceedings...
December 15, 2016
Several Tennessee judges were honored at the Nashville Bar Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Banquet on Thursday, December 8, 2016.Judge Joe Binkley received the President’s Award for his...
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