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 10, 2022
Retired Court of Appeals Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr., passed away on May 7, 2022 at the age of 86. Judge Susano served on the Court of Appeals for over 25 years, taking the bench in 1994 and...
May 3, 2022
Professor Jeffrey Usman was confirmed to the Court of Appeals – Middle Section by a unanimous vote of the Tennessee House and Senate.  He was appointed to the intermediate appellate court by...
April 5, 2022
The Court of Appeals in-person oral arguments came full circle on March 11, by returning to Belmont University Law School. The previous in-person session was held on campus just over two years ago,...
March 28, 2022
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced appointments to three judicial positions across the state.The following Tennesseans have been appointed:Professor Jeffrey Usman– Court of Appeals, Middle...
March 18, 2022
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today to consider five applicants for the imminent vacancy on the Court of Appeals Middle Section. After holding a public hearing and conducting...

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