General Sessions Courts

General Sessions Court jurisdiction varies from county to county based on state laws and private acts. Every county is served by this court of limited jurisdiction, which hears both civil and criminal cases. Learn more here.

April 1, 2021
When looking back at the history of women in the Tennessee judiciary, one often overlooked name is that of the state’s first woman county judge: DeKalb County’s Kate M. Drake. Overall, Judge Drake...
January 25, 2021
Earlier this month, longtime Clarksville attorney Sharon Massey Grimes was appointed to the Montgomery County General Sessions and Juvenile Court bench to fill the unexpired term of her late husband...
January 12, 2021
Former Grainger County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Wayne Wolfenbarger died on Jan. 7 at his home in Bean Station at the age of 77. Judge Wolfenbarger served the people of...