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.

October 19, 2020
Litigation related to the COVID-19 pandemic is the subject of a recent article penned by 3rd Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Wright and his summer clerk, S. Cole Wheeler. “Pandemic...
October 15, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants for the circuit court judge vacancy in the 16th judicial district, which includes Rutherford and Cannon counties. This vacancy was...
October 13, 2020
A select group of judges from across the state and court system are immersed in a new innovative training and education regimen focusing on opioid addiction. Looking to better address addiction in...
October 8, 2020
Like other recovery courts throughout the state and country, Tennessee’s 10th Judicial Recovery Court had to adapt some of its services and procedures to life during the COVID-19 pandemic.Some of the...
October 6, 2020
The Board of Judicial Conduct has issued a Public Reprimand for 13th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Lee Young. Read the Board's Public Repimand here. The 13th Judicial District covers...
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