Supreme Court

The Tennessee Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort. The five Supreme Court justices may accept appeals of civil and criminal cases from lower state courts. They also interpret the laws and constitutions of Tennessee and the United States. The Supreme Court may assume jurisdiction over undecided cases in the Court of Appeals or Court of Criminal Appeals when there is special need for an expedited decision. Read more here.

April 25, 2017
Source: UT College of LawFormer Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Chairman, UT College of Law alumnus and Memphis attorney George T. "Buck" Lewis, III of Baker Donelson, has been elected a...
April 20, 2017
State Supreme Court Justices and judges from across the South have gathered in Nashville this week for the National Center for State Courts' Juvenile Justice Reform Summit (MacArthur Summit)....
April 19, 2017
In a family dispute over land in Davidson County, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that, where two persons own land as joint tenants with a right of survivorship, if one of them transfers her...
April 13, 2017
Source: Williamson HeraldStites & Harbison PLLC attorney Julian Bibb was awarded the 2017 Elizabeth Collins Award for Distinguished Service by the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP). The...
April 12, 2017
On Monday, April 10, Justice Sharon Lee spoke to students at The Bright School in Chattanooga. Justice Lee spoke to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders about Tennessee's judicial system, and answered the...
April 11, 2017
SOURCE: Nashville Lawyers' Association for WomenJustice Cornelia Clark has been selected for the 2017 Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey Award. Judge Clark was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court in...
April 10, 2017
On April 3, 2017, the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force presented its report to the Court, entitled, Liberty & Justice for All: Providing Right to Counsel Services in...