Supreme Court

The Tennessee Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort. The five Supreme Court justices may accept appeals of civil and criminal cases from lower state courts. They also interpret the laws and constitutions of Tennessee and the United States. The Supreme Court may assume jurisdiction over undecided cases in the Court of Appeals or Court of Criminal Appeals when there is special need for an expedited decision. Read more here.

August 10, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has selected Jonathan Skrmetti to serve as the state’s next Attorney General and Reporter.From 2018 to late 2021, Skrmetti was the Chief Deputy Attorney General in the...
August 8, 2022
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court held formal interviews in a public hearing for the six applicants for Tennessee’s new Attorney General and Reporter.“The applicants were all remarkable, experienced...
August 2, 2022
Tennessee appellate courts recently livestreamed their 1,000th case, greatly improving accessibility and transparency in the court system. While the Tennessee Supreme Court began video recording oral...
August 1, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court will begin a public hearing on August 8, 2022, that will include formal interviews of the six applicants for Attorney General and Reporter. Under the state constitution,...
July 29, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has received six applications for the state's Attorney General and Reporter position. The applicants are:Donald Q. Cochran, Jr.Jerome CochranDavid Michael DunavantR....
July 12, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court will begin accepting applications for the position of State Attorney General and Reporter on July 15, 2022. Under the state constitution, the Tennessee Attorney General...
June 27, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reversed a Davidson County trial court’s calculation of attorney fees awarded after dismissal of a contractor’s claim against a Middle Tennessee homeowner.  The...