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.

January 13, 2022
The Tennessee judiciary is mourning the loss of retired Judge Barbara Jean Norman Haynes, who passed away on January 13 at the age of 84.  Judge Haynes served on the bench for 29 years and...
January 12, 2022
The Board of Judicial Conduct issued a Public Reprimand for 19th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Ted A. Crozier, Jr. Read the Public Reprimand here.
December 30, 2021
The first Christy Vernon Spirit Award was presented to Jeri Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the Nashville Recovery Court Support Foundation, Inc., at the annual Tennessee Association of Recovery...
December 29, 2021
Representative Michael Curcio, District 69 – Dickson, received the Rod Bragg Recovery Hero Award at the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals Conference, held Dec. 8-10 in...
December 28, 2021
The Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals Board of Directors recognized retired Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge Don Elledge, representing Anderson County, for his contribution to...

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