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.

June 23, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed James Edwin Lauderback of Johnson City as Circuit Court Judge in the First Judicial District.The position became open with the retirement of Judge Thomas J....
June 18, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is again accepting applications for a criminal court judge vacancy in the 11th Judicial District – Hamilton County. The vacancy was created by the...
June 17, 2015
From the Governor's website:Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed David Lee Allen of Lawrenceburg as Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial District. Allen, 62, replaces Judge Jim T....
June 17, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on June 17, 2015 in Memphis to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the chancery court vacancy in the 30th Judicial...
June 12, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider nine applicants when it meets July 14 in Clarksville to select nominees for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 19th Judicial...
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