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.

September 20, 2018
The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services recently held its 41st annual conference devoted to expanding civil legal assistance throughout the state. The 2018 edition of Equal Justice University...
September 18, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases on September 19, 2018, in front of hundreds of high school students from seven local high schools when it brings court to...
September 4, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two cases on September 6, 2018, in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Thursday, September 6, 2018Nathan E. Brooks v....
August 23, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a statute allowing the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) to collect a fee when an individual is convicted of certain drug and alcohol offenses...
August 14, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the suspension of Memphis attorney Larry Edward Parrish from the practice of law for six months, with 30 days to be served on active suspension and the...
August 13, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order taking jurisdiction of the appeal in a lethal injection protocol challenge case, which was originally filed in the 20th judicial district by multiple death...
August 13, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the 60-day suspension of Brentwood attorney Michael Gibbs Sheppard from the practice of law.Mr. Sheppard’s suspension was based on his failure, over a four-...