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.

October 9, 2018
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Darrell L. Scarlett of Murfreesboro as Circuit Court judge for the 16th Judicial District, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties. The...
October 1, 2018
Judges, prosecutors, public defenders, probation officers, and other professionals associated with the criminal justice system recently met in the Dandridge, Tennessee courtroom of Judge Duane Slone...
September 28, 2018
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Michael E. Spitzer as Circuit Court Judge for the 21st Judicial District, which serves Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Williamson counties. The...
September 28, 2018
One of Tennessee’s most distinguished jurists was honored at a retirement reception recently in Nashville.An array of state and local leaders gathered at the reception to celebrate the career of the...
September 25, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to consider ten candidates for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 22nd Judicial District – Giles, Lawrence, Maury, and Wayne...
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