Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Supreme Court

April 4, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Judge Jeff Bivins, a member of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, to the Tennessee Supreme Court, replacing Justice William C. Koch Jr., who is retiring...
April 4, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a guilty plea expunged after successful completion of judicial diversion is not considered a conviction and would not be subject to...
April 2, 2014
Mr. Ramsey Leathers, who served as the Tennessee Supreme Court Clerk from 1963-1987, died March 28 in Nashville. He is remembered by many for his kindness and service to the public.Mr. Leathers'...
April 2, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court will bring oral arguments to Bethel University next week as part of the Court’s SCALES program, as high school and college students get a personal look at how the court...
April 1, 2014
The National Judicial College presented Advancement of Justice Awards to several individuals and entities Monday in Nashville for their efforts to improve access to justice in the state of Tennessee....
March 31, 2014
A suspension of Knoxville attorney Roger D. Hyman’s law license has been upheld by a unanimous opinion of the Tennessee Supreme Court.In 2010, the Board of Professional Responsibility filed a...
March 17, 2014
A five-member Special Supreme Court convened solely to hear a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the way appellate judges are initially chosen and later stand for reelection to office ruled...
March 7, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that state law allows a plaintiff to add a defendant whose involvement was raised by the original defendant, even when the plaintiff was...
March 6, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a Memphis man’s conviction for first-degree felony murder while clarifying Tennessee law regarding the requirements to make an arrest and when a confession...
March 5, 2014
The Governor's Commission for Judicial Appointments met Wednesday, March 5 in Nashville to interview five candidates for the position on the Tennessee Supreme Court being vacated this summer by...
February 21, 2014
In a unanimous Opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed the disbarment of a Memphis attorney from the practice of law for violating multiple Tennessee Rules of Professional...
February 21, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider five applicants when it meets March 5 in Nashville to select nominees for the Tennessee Supreme Court vacancy.The vacancy was created...
February 20, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reinstated DUI charges against David Dwayne Bell. Mr. Bell was stopped in 2009 by police for driving on the wrong side of a divided highway and performed several...
February 18, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court is now seeking applications for the Clerk of the Appellate Courts position based in Nashville.Qualified applicants must be a licensed Tennessee attorney, have extensive...
February 7, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam welcomed the Tennessee Supreme Court to the historic court chambers in the Capitol building in Nashville February 6, 2014. The courtroom was the home of the court from the late 1850s...
January 31, 2014
Clerk of the Appellate Courts Mike Catalano announced today he will retire in June of this year and become an ordained deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, pursuing his ministry on a full-time basis....
January 31, 2014
History will be the stage for the Tennessee Supreme Court as they hear oral arguments next week in the Supreme Court Chambers of the Tennessee State Capitol.The Court regularly hears cases in the...
January 29, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that a plaintiff has extra time to refile her health care liability lawsuit based on a law that took effect while her initial lawsuit was pending.Juanita E....
January 28, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has declined to set aside a 13-year-old guilty plea in which the defendant was never told the full extent of his punishment. In doing so, the Court determined that a...
January 27, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. – The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice William C. Koch Jr.’s announcement that...
January 23, 2014
Nearly 300 people, including a Tennessee Supreme Court justice and a Knoxville Circuit Court judge, braved temperatures in the 30s to participate in the Race Against Racism, part of the 2014...
January 17, 2014
The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission met Friday, January 17 and voted to recommend the following justices and judges for retention in the August 2014 general election:Supreme Court:Justice...
January 8, 2014
The Knoxville offices of the Tennessee Supreme and Appellate courts and clerk will be closed until Monday, January 13 because of a water main break outside the court building on Main Street.The...
January 2, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Monday, December 30 that Marcus Pope, who committed a robbery after being invited inside the Memphis residence of Carl Brown, could not also be convicted of a...