Court of Criminal Appeals

The Court of Criminal Appeals was created by the legislature in 1967 to hear trial court appeals in felony and misdemeanor cases, as well as post-conviction petitions. The Tennessee General Assembly increased the membership of the court from nine to 12 on Sept. 1, 1996.  Learn more here.

September 19, 2018
Judge John Everett Williams, the presiding judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, will receive a special honor from his hometown of Huntingdon this weekend.Judge Williams will be given...
July 26, 2018
Williamson County resident Judge Timothy Easter has been there.As a former trial court judge, he has seen the crammed dockets. He has felt the pressure that comes with having to thoughtfully...
August 23, 2017
The 2017 edition of the Criminal Justice Handbook is now available from the Administrative Office of the Courts. The handbook contains more than 600 pages of Tennessee criminal statutes and court...
September 29, 2016
The Indigent Representation Task Force will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 30 in Legislative Plaza.The Task Force will hear presentations from:Vince Dean, Hamilton County Criminal Court...
September 1, 2016
Several new judges were sworn in, with many new terms starting September 1.Tennessee's newest trial court judges, who took office September 1, are:Judge Ted Crozier, 19th Judicial District Chancellor...
August 30, 2016
Chief Justice Sharon Lee recently presented the Tennessee Supreme Court’s initiatives to Chief Justices from supreme courts across the country at the National Conference of Chief Justices during...
August 29, 2016
From The TennesseanAn 8-foot-tall bronze statue of former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr. was unveiled Saturday in a ceremony honoring the judicial pioneer's legacy....

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