Circuit, Criminal & Chancery 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.

March 28, 2014
Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Chris Craft is a 2014 recipient of the Dunavant Public Servant Award, selected by the family of the late Probate Court Clerk Bobby Dunavant and the Rotary Club of...
March 7, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Carma Dennis McGee of Savannah as chancellor in the 24th Judicial District.  She replaces Chancellor Ron E. Harmon, who died September 14, 2013.McGee...
February 27, 2014
Sumner County Circuit Court Judge C.L. “Buck” Rogers died Thursday, February 27, 2014 in Hendersonville.Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, 353 Johnny Cash...
January 27, 2014
Retired Chancellor Frederick D. McDonald of Knoxville passed away on January 25, 2014. He was 85. Chancellor McDonald, born and raised in Michigan, was a graduate of the University of Michigan Law...
January 23, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments met on January 23, 2014 in McKenzie to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the Chancellor opening in the 24th Judicial...
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