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.

April 23, 2015
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee and Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle launched the state’s first Business Court to the business and legal communities at a gathering in...
April 14, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider five applicants when it meets May 4 in Johnson City to select nominees for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 1st Judicial...
April 14, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named attorney Beth Boniface of Morristown as circuit court judge in the 3rd Judicial District.The vacancy was created by the death of the Honorable Michael Faulk, who...
April 10, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on April 10, 2015 in Columbia to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the upcoming circuit court vacancy in the 22nd...
April 9, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on April 9, 2015 in Chattanooga to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the upcoming criminal court vacancy in the 11th...
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