Court of Appeals

Created by the General Assembly in 1925, the Court of Appeals hears appeals in civil—or non-criminal—cases from trial courts and certain state boards and commissions. The court has 12 members who sit in panels of three. The panels meet monthly in Jackson, Knoxville and Nashville. When necessary, the court may meet in alternate locations. 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 4, 2016
Court of Appeals Judge D. Michael Swiney, of Knoxville, has been selected by judges of the 12-member court to be chief judge for a term of one year.Judge Swiney has been a member of the Court of...
December 10, 2015
Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr., of Knoxville, has announced that he will step down at the end of the year as Chief Judge of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Susano has been chief judge since January 1,...
October 5, 2015
Court of Appeals Judge Andy D. Bennett spoke recently at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for State and Local History to a gathering of historians interested in legal cases.Appearing as...
August 27, 2015
Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Andy D. Bennett was honored by the Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court for his work as a mentor to students.First year Belmont Law School students...

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