Public Case History Instructions
SEARCHING FOR YOUR CASE
You can search the Public Case History database using one of four items: (1) the Case Number of the appeal, (2) the Case Style, (3) the first or last name of a party to an appeal; or (4) an organization. For example:
- When searching by case number, you can search using the sequence number listed in the appeal. To find case: M2012-05656-COA-R3-CV, enter 5656 and the system will return all cases where 5656 is listed in the appeal number.
- When searching by case style, you can search using a name or portion of the style of the case listed in the appeal. To find case: State of Tennesse vs. John Doe, enter Doe and the system will return all cases where Doe is listed in the case style.
- When searching the last name of a party to the appeal, you might enter the name Jones. The system will return all cases that contain the name Jones as a party to an appeal.
- When searching the organization as a party to the appeal, you might enter the organization of R&R Railroad. The system will return all cases that contain R&R Railroad as a party to an appeal.
After selecting a case, the system will retrieve and display the case information such as; Style of the Case, the trial court number, the trial court judge, the major events in the case, the case history events, and record information.
- Only those appeals in which the record was filed after September 1, 2006 are included in the database.
- The data contained in the public case history is current as of the end of the prior business day. To obtain more current information, you will have to contact the Appellate Court Clerk’s Office.