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 11, 2023

The Board of Judicial Conduct issued a Public Reprimand for Meigs County General Sessions Judge Casey Stokes.…

January 11, 2023

Sixth Judicial District Criminal Court Judge Hector Sanchez was recently featured in Knox New's 40 Under 40 as well as WVLT's Going My Way segment. Judge Sanchez was…

November 09, 2022

Rob Pharris joined the Army on Nov. 4, 1987 as a member of the Airborne Division. While in service, he experienced back and knee pain.

“I didn’t dare go to the…