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.

July 21, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today (Friday, July 21, 2017) to consider five applicants for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District, which serves Shelby County. The vacancy...
July 20, 2017
Judge J. Randall Wyatt, Jr., after humbly serving the citizens of Davidson County as a judge for forty-three years, has announced his retirement, effective September 1, 2017. Since first being...
July 11, 2017
The 2017 Tennessee Judicial Conference (TJC) recently held its annual conference in coordination with the Tennessee Bar Association in Kingsport.  This year, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals...
July 10, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 11thJudicial District – Hamilton County. The Honorable W. Neil Thomas, III has informed the...
July 7, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 4th Judicial District – Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties. The Honorable Ben...
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