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.

August 25, 2016
The 10-year anniversary committee of the Justice A.A. Birch Building will dedicate a statue of Chief Justice A. A. Birch, Jr. a state Supreme Court judge, who served 37 years as a judicial stalwart,...
August 17, 2016
The 2016 edition of the Criminal Justice Handbook is now available from the Administrative Office of the Courts. The handbook contains more than 600 pages of Tennessee criminal statutes and court...
August 16, 2016
From the Cleveland Banner  By ALLEN MINCEY Banner Staff WriterCircuit Court Judge Andrew Freiberg has to deal with all types of criminal offenders, with many who may take part in offenses...
August 11, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee has filed a standing order for substitute judges in light of the recent indictment and suspension of Campbell County General Sessions Judge Amanda...
August 8, 2016
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today in Memphis to consider 11 applicants for the impending Circuit Court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District, which serves Shelby County.The vacancy was...
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