Court of Appeals

Created by the General Assembly in 1925, the Court of Appeals hears appeals in civil—or non-criminal—cases from trial courts and certain state boards and commissions. The court has 12 members who sit in panels of three. The panels meet monthly in Jackson, Knoxville and Nashville. When necessary, the court may meet in alternate locations. Learn more here.

May 13, 2020
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of former Court of Appeals Judge Brandon O. Gibson as the next Chief Operating Officer for the State of Tennessee. Gibson replaces Butch Eley as...
April 3, 2020
During his 25-year tenure on the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr. won respect and recognition for his well-written opinions and indomitable spirit. The widespread admiration...
March 19, 2020
Former Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Herschel P. Franks, whose 42 years on the bench constitute one of the longest judicial tenures in state history, passed away March 19 at the age of 89.Judge...
February 26, 2020
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met yesterday and today to consider 16 applicants for the Court of Appeals vacancy in the Eastern Division. After holding a public hearing and...
February 12, 2020
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments has selected February 25 and February 26 as the meeting dates to interview the 16 candidates who have applied for the Court of Appeals opening in the...

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