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.

February 9, 2016
The Tennessee Judiciary has released its 2015 Annual Report.Below is Chief Justice Sharon Lee's introductory letter to the report, which is available in full here.As Judges, we see people at...
January 26, 2016
Nashville is set to launch a first-of-its-kind court in Tennessee aimed at addressing the issue of human trafficking. Mayor Megan Barry joined Judge Casey Moreland, District Attorney Glenn Funk, and...
January 7, 2016
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today in Memphis to consider seven applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District, which serves Shelby County. The vacancy...
December 11, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Jeffery H. Wicks of Rockwood as Criminal Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial District, replacing Judge E. Eugene Eblen, who is retiring effective December 31...
December 1, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider eight applicants when it meets January 7, 2016 in Memphis to select nominees for the circuit court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District...
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