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.

September 21, 2016
From the Knoxville News SentinelSee photos from the 50th anniversary celebration of the Fourth Circuit Court in Knox County, held on September 20, 2016.
September 21, 2016
From the Chattanooga Times Free PressThe city of Chattanooga on Monday launched a website aimed at helping people with criminal histories regain the right to vote and expunge their records.The...
September 12, 2016
From the Daily Post AthenianAn alternative to jail time for people with mental illnesses has been formed for residents in the local area.On Thursday, officials announced the new 10th Judicial...
September 1, 2016
Several new judges were sworn in, with many new terms starting September 1.Tennessee's newest trial court judges, who took office September 1, are:Judge Ted Crozier, 19th Judicial District Chancellor...
August 31, 2016
Davidson County Chancellor Carol McCoy, who has served on the bench for two decades, retires today.McCoy has presided over high-profile cases involving important public issues, including the...
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