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.

January 12, 2021
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced appointments to judicial positions across the state.“I am proud to announce the appointment of these highly qualified individuals, and I value the...
January 12, 2021
The Tennessee Judiciary mourns the loss of Ellen Abbott, who served as the Director of the Office of Criminal Justice Services at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse...
December 28, 2020
After more than a decade of public service, 16th Judicial District Circuit Judge David Bragg will retire effective Jan. 1st, 2021. A lifelong Murfreesboro resident, Judge Bragg won his seat on the...
December 23, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission began accepting applications for a vacancy in Chancery Court, Part I in the 30th Judicial District, which covers Shelby County, on December 8, 2020.After the...
December 18, 2020
Not cold weather, sleet, or COVID-19 could stop judges and attorneys in the 30th Judicial District from collecting food for those in need this holiday season.Usually 30th Judicial District Circuit...

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