Circuit, Criminal, Chancery & Business Courts

Tennessee’s 95 counties are divided into 31 judicial districts. Within each district are Circuit Courts and Chancery Courts, as provided by the state constitution. Some districts also have legislatively established Criminal Courts and Probate Courts. Judges of these courts are elected to 8-year terms. Learn more here.

December 3, 2019
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider six applicants for the circuit court judge vacancy in the 15th judicial district, which covers Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale, and Wilson counties....
November 27, 2019
Fourth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Duane Slone was in a jubilant mood. He had just been presented with one of the nation’s highest judicial honors by Chief Justice of the United States John...
November 22, 2019
It was a packed house in the Division II courtroom of Nashville’s Justice A.A. Birch Building recently, as friends, family members, and former colleagues gathered for a portrait unveiling of retired...
November 22, 2019
Judge Kathryn Olita learned early on how adoption can change lives.When she was just a few months old, her father, Lt. Kendall McKinnis, was killed while serving in the United States Air Force in...
November 19, 2019
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a circuit court judge in the 15th judicial district, which covers Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale and Wilson Counties. This vacancy...
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