Court of Criminal Appeals

The Court of Criminal Appeals was created by the legislature in 1967 to hear trial court appeals in felony and misdemeanor cases, as well as post-conviction petitions. The Tennessee General Assembly increased the membership of the court from nine to 12 on Sept. 1, 1996.  Learn more here.

September 17, 2020
When Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Thomas Woodall took the bench for the last time, he took a sentimental approach when selecting his attire: the judicial robe formerly worn by one of his mentors,...
July 14, 2020
The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and Tennessee Court of Appeals will both continue live-streaming oral arguments this week. Since June, the intermediate appellate courts have live-streamed...
June 4, 2020
The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals will livestream oral arguments for the first time on June 9 through the YouTube page. The intermediate appellate court will hold in-person...
October 18, 2019
The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has named Judge Marshall L. Davidson III as its new disciplinary counsel.  Judge Davidson will begin serving as disciplinary counsel on January 1, 2020....
June 11, 2019
Former Court of Criminal Appeals Judge F. Lloyd Tatum succumbed to cancer at his home in Henderson on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. He was 93 years old. Judge Tatum was appointed to the Criminal Court of...
September 19, 2018
Judge John Everett Williams, the presiding judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, will receive a special honor from his hometown of Huntingdon this weekend.Judge Williams will be given...
July 26, 2018
Williamson County resident Judge Timothy Easter has been there.As a former trial court judge, he has seen the crammed dockets. He has felt the pressure that comes with having to thoughtfully...

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