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.

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,...
July 14, 2015
We in the Judiciary mourn the loss of our friend, Judge D’Army Bailey, a devoted family man, an accomplished attorney and experienced trial court judge.  We join with national and international...
January 12, 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam administered the formal oath of office to Court of Criminal Appeals judges Timothy Easter, of Brentwood, and Robert Holloway, Jr., of Columbia on January 12, 2015. Both joined the...
November 7, 2014
Release From Gov. Haslam's office:Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has issued Executive Order No. 41 establishing the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments, a group of 11 members...

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