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 22, 2021
Former 30th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge James C. Beasley, Jr. passed away on February 21, 2021. Judge Beasley served the people of Shelby County for 22 years as a judge, from 1995 until...
February 16, 2021
When most people walk into the courthouse in Lawrenceburg, they likely brush right past a mural representing one of the most significant early civil rights victories in a southern courtroom. The “...
February 8, 2021
Brig. Gen. and 14th Judicial District Circuit Judge L. Craig Johnson, whose long and distinguished service in the military culminated with his appointment as Commander of the Tennessee State Guard in...
January 12, 2021
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced appointments to judicial positions across the state.“I am proud to announce the appointment of these highly qualified individuals, and I value the...
January 12, 2021
The Tennessee Judiciary mourns the loss of Ellen Abbott, who served as the Director of the Office of Criminal Justice Services at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse...

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