Find a Court Interpreter

This page contains a list of contact information for interpreters who have met the standards to be designated as certified or registered interpreters in Tennessee. A CERTIFIED interpreter has passed all interpreter tests. A REGISTERED interpreter has not completed the final test. The purpose of the roster is to help courts and other law-related agencies find credentialed court interpreters on a freelance basis. The fact that an interpreter is listed on the roster does not indicate an employment relationship with the Tennessee Supreme Court or any circuit, chancery, general sessions, juvenile or municipal court. Court interpreters are not employees of the State of Tennessee.

Locating an interpreter is easy to do.  You can find an interpreter by the language desired; by a location (city or availability) or by level of certification (certified/registered).  You can also use a combination of these options.  For example:

  • If you would like to locate a Certified Spanish interpreter, simply select ‘Spanish’ as the language and select ‘Certified’ as the credential.  Press the ‘Apply’ button and a list of certified interpreters will be provided in city order.
  • If you would like to locate an Arabic Interpreter located in Middle TN, select ‘Arabic’ as the language and select ‘Middle TN’ for availability.  Press the ‘Apply’ button and a list of Arabic interpreters in Middle TN will be provided.
  • If you would like a list of all interpreters in Memphis, enter ‘Memphis’ as the city and press the ‘Apply’ button.

Click here for information about interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

If there are no interpreters listed for your chosen language, please contact the Administrative Office of the Courts at 615-741-2687 for assistance.

Contact Location Language(s) Credentials Availability
Marvyn Bacigalupo-Tipps
thespanishsource@comcast.net
Nashville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Amy Bermudez
amybermudez1@gmail.com
Nashville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Lee Hockaday
leehockaday@gmail.com, TRANSLATIONS ONLY
Nashville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Judith Kenigson-Kristy
jkinterp@gmail.com
Nashville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Gina Martell
thecourtinterpreter@gmail.com
Nashville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
David Morales
davidm@toast.net
Nashville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Nick Perez
candelero1@comcast.net
Nashville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Wendy Willis
wendy.willis@hotmail.com
NOT AVAILABLE
Nashville Spanish Certified Not Available
Juan Balager
jpedrobalaguer@gmail.com
Nashvillle Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Michelle Peguero
pegueromm@gmail.com
New Britain Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Maria Arvizu
mearvizu@hotmail.com
Nolensville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Izumi Suzuki
izumi.suzuki@suzukimyers.com
Novi Japanese Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Daniela Dau
tn.interpreting@gmail.com
Piney Flats Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Amanda Ortiz
ajm2179@aol.com
Sevierville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Rory Villafuerte
rorysp@yahoo.com
Spring Hill Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Cristina Frasier
cristinafrasier@gmail.com
Springfield Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
George Miller
millerga@fljud13.org
Tampa Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Tyler Harding
tyler.harding@tennessee.edu
Antioch Spanish Registered EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Lydia Yohannes
kebetsira14@gmail.com
Antioch Amharic Registered EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Sofia Trefilova-Martin
strefilova-martin@colelawgrouppc.com
Brentwood Russian Registered EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Mercedes Schapiro
merschapiro@aol.com
Chattanooga Spanish Registered EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Bianca Baker
biancasbaker@gmail.com
Cleveland Spanish Registered EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Shirley Matrille
smatrille@gmail.com
Cumberland Furnace Spanish Registered EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Marta Coronado
martacoronado@rocketmail.com
Dayton Spanish Registered EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Lea Daniella
daniella.lea@gmail.com
Johnson City Spanish Registered EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN