Circuit, Criminal & Chancery 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.

January 14, 2015
The Tennessee Association of Drug Court Professionals honored retired Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Burch for his 14 years of service to drug courts. The award was presented at the group's annual...
November 18, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Monday appointed J. Russell Parkes of Columbia as Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial District.Parkes replaces Judge Robert L. Holloway, Jr., who took a seat on the...
November 12, 2014
Third Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Mike Faulk died Tuesday night after battling cancer. He was 61 years old.According to his staff, he had been receiving hospice care at a family home in...
November 7, 2014
Release From Gov. Haslam's office:Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has issued Executive Order No. 41 establishing the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments, a group of 11 members...
November 6, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Deanna Bell Johnson of Franklin as circuit court judge for the 21st Judicial District, filling the vacancy created when Judge Timothy Lee Easter was...
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