Find a Court Interpreter

This page contains a list of contact information for interpreters who have met the standards to be designated as certified or registered interpreters in Tennessee. A CERTIFIED interpreter has passed all interpreter tests. A REGISTERED interpreter has not completed the final test. The purpose of the roster is to help courts and other law-related agencies find credentialed court interpreters on a freelance basis. The fact that an interpreter is listed on the roster does not indicate an employment relationship with the Tennessee Supreme Court or any circuit, chancery, general sessions, juvenile or municipal court. Court interpreters are not employees of the State of Tennessee.

Locating an interpreter is easy to do.  You can find an interpreter by the language desired; by a location (city or availability) or by level of certification (certified/registered).  You can also use a combination of these options.  For example:

  • If you would like to locate a Certified Spanish interpreter, simply select ‘Spanish’ as the language and select ‘Certified’ as the credential.  Press the ‘Apply’ button and a list of certified interpreters will be provided in city order.
  • If you would like to locate an Arabic Interpreter located in Middle TN, select ‘Arabic’ as the language and select ‘Middle TN’ for availability.  Press the ‘Apply’ button and a list of Arabic interpreters in Middle TN will be provided.
  • If you would like a list of all interpreters in Memphis, enter ‘Memphis’ as the city and press the ‘Apply’ button.

Click here for information about interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

If there are no interpreters listed for your chosen language, please contact the Administrative Office of the Courts at 615-741-2687 for assistance.

Contact Location Language(s) Credentials Availability
Maureen Villalobos
marvillalobos@comcast.net
Antioch Spanish Certified MiddleTN
Maximiliano Gluzman
maxigluzman@yahoo.com
Arlington Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Robert L. Cruz
rcruz99@bellsouth.net
Athens Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Heather L. Hayes
info@uscourtinterpreter.com
Baxter Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Gabriela Alfaya
galfaya@hotmail.com
Bowling Green Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Mary Lou Romero
maryromero123@gmail.com
Bowling Green Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Miguel Soto
miguel.soto.services@gmail.com
Brownsville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Ksenia Dowty
ksenia@russianexpert.org
Charleston Russian Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Barbara Derthick
bcderthick@yahoo.com
Chattanooga Spanish Certified EastTN
Steve Derthick
stevederthick@yahoo.com
Chattanooga Spanish Certified EastTN
Damaris Lajas
lajasjd@aol.com
Cleveland Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Margarete J. Rose
interpreter_rose@hotmail.com
Collegedale Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Silvia Merediz
certifiedcourtinterpreter@gmail.com
Collierville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Claudia B. Gomila
cbgomila@gmail.com
Cookeville Spanish Certified MiddleTN
Lee C. Wiant
leewiant@frontiernet.net
Cookeville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Erin Daza Sigler
erinds@gmail.com
Cordova Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Jonathan Rogers
jonathanprogers@gmail.com
NOT AVAILABLE
Cordova Spanish Certified Not Available
David L. Trinkle
david.l.trinkle@gmail.com
Cornersville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Elena Ottaway
elenaottaway@att.net
Cottontown Spanish Certified MiddleTN
Santiago Garcia-Castanon
sgarciastanon@gmail.com
Cullowhee Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
John C Osier
lamerced@bellsouth.net
Fayetteville Spanish Certified MiddleTN
Tony Tadros
Tadros777@gmail.com
Franklin Arabic Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Lina Makarem
Imakarem@hotmail.com
Germantown Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Wei Chow Ralph
ralphfamily@comcast.net
Goodlettsville Chinese, Mandarin Chinese Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Rita Ehlert
nandisan252@gmail.com
Gray Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN