Supreme Court

August 16, 2017
Jason Ray brought a lawsuit in federal court in West Tennessee seeking money damages for an alleged violation of his civil rights.  Mr. Ray pled guilty in 2013 to theft of property over $60,000...
August 10, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed a public reprimand for Knoxville attorney Danny C. Garland, II, based on his professional misconduct.  In 2014, the Tennessee Board of Professional...
August 4, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has increased a hearing panel’s recommended punishment of a public censure and suspended Paul Julius Walwyn from the practice of law for one year.  He will serve six...
July 12, 2017
In 2015, the Tennessee Supreme Court established the Indigent Representation Task Force to study and make recommendations concerning many issues surrounding Tennessee’s system of representation for...
July 5, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a prospective plaintiff who provides pre-suit notice of a healthcare liability claim to a single healthcare provider is not required to provide a medical...
June 16, 2017
The Supreme Court has reinstated an aggravated stalking conviction of a defendant for knowingly violating an order of protection.  The Court reversed a Court of Criminal Appeals decision that...
June 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court and 53 members of the 101st Airborne Division and 5th Special Forces Group, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recently celebrated the Supreme Court’s Revised Military...
June 6, 2017
All five Tennessee Supreme Court Justices swore in applicants across the state to become members of the Tennessee Bar today, June 6, 2017.In Memphis, Justice Holly Kirby swore in 12 new applicants to...
June 2, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a defendant in a criminal case has no right to appeal a decision denying his request for the return of property that was seized during a...
June 1, 2017
Lipscomb University served as host to the Tennessee Supreme Court today, June 1, 2017, American Legion Auxiliary’s Volunteer Girls State, a nationally recognized program providing high school female...
May 26, 2017
Lipscomb University will host the Tennessee Supreme Court next week as part of American Legion Auxiliary’s Volunteer Girls State, a nationally recognized program providing high school female leaders...
May 24, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court heard oral arguments from two cases today, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville in front of nearly 600 high school students, as part of Boys...
May 24, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld an attorney’s five-year suspension and $7,500 in restitution, concluding that the sanctions were not arbitrary or capricious or characterized by an abuse of...
May 23, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a decision of the Court of Appeals, which declined to award attorney’s fees on appeal in a post-divorce proceeding.In the underlying final divorce decree of...
May 19, 2017
2017 marks the 17th year in a row that the Tennessee Supreme Court will hold oral arguments before high school students at American Legion Boys State. The Court session is just one element of...
May 11, 2017
 Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark, Sharon G. Lee and Holly Kirby served on a panel as part of the Southeast Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women's (SETLAW) Ladies of Justice "...
May 8, 2017
Justice Roger Page was the keynote speaker for the Jackson-Madison County Bar Association Law Day luncheon on May 5, 2017 in Jackson. Held annually, Law Day celebrates and reflects upon the...
May 8, 2017
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark and professionals from the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners attended the Annual Bar Admissions Conference sponsored by the National Conference of Bar...
May 5, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear three cases on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn.  The details of the cases are as follows:Tuesday, May 9, 2017Chuck’s Package Store, et al. v. City...
May 1, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed James Hawkins’s premeditated murder conviction and sentence of death for the 2008 murder of Charlene Gaither, Mr. Hawkins’s long-term girlfriend and the...
April 28, 2017
Source: The Daily Post-AthenianTennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee was the keynote speaker at this year’s McMinn County Youth Government Day luncheon that recognizes outstanding students and...
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...