Court of Criminal Appeals

The Court of Criminal Appeals was created by the legislature in 1967 to hear trial court appeals in felony and misdemeanor cases, as well as post-conviction petitions. The Tennessee General Assembly increased the membership of the court from nine to 12 on Sept. 1, 1996.  Learn more here.

February 4, 2016
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy that will occur if the general assembly confirms Gov. Bill Haslam’s...
January 6, 2016
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge John Everett Williams found himself on the other side of the bench this week, when he served as a member of the Carroll County grand jury.Judge Williams...
December 4, 2015
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge John Everett Williams was the keynote speaker at the Missouri Bar Association’s Lawyers’ Assistance Program annual dinner last month in St. Louis.Judge...
November 12, 2015
From WCYB GREENEVILLE, Tenn -About a thousand students from across the region got a rare glimpse of the Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals proceedings in Greeneville.The Tennessee court heard...
October 14, 2015
The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals visited the University of Tennessee at Martin campus recently to hear cases before UT Martin students as well as area high school students.The court convened...
October 13, 2015
Judge John Everett Williams, of Huntingdon, received the Distinguished Criminal Justice Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Behavioral Sciences during a luncheon...
October 5, 2015
Former Court Of Criminal Appeals Judge Jerry Smith has been appointed as an adjunct faculty member at Belmont University College of Law in Nashville.Judge Smith, who retired from the bench in 2014,...

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