Dwight E. Stokes

General Sessions Court Judge w/ Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

Year Elected/Appointed


Prior Judicial Experience

Elected to first term in 1998

Previous Employment

I served as trial lawyer for 21 years (1997-1998) prior to being elected as judge.  My trial practice consisted primarily of criminal, civil, and appellate work.


University of Tennessee, 1977
Carson-Newman College, 1974, B.A. in Political Science


Class of 2005 Leadership Sevier

Outstanding Alumnus Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy


Tennessee General Sessions Judges

Tennessee Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges

National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges

American Judicature Society

Community Involvement

Appointed by Governor to serve on Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

Vice-Chairman Disproportionate Minority Contact Task Force for the State of Tennessee

Chairman Sevier County Martin Luther King Day (2011 to present)

State of tennessee Court of the Judiciary

Chairman, Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries

Regular speaker for the General Sessions Conference in criminal law.

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Sevier County Courthouse
125 Court Ave., Suite 109 West
Sevierville, TN 37862