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February 12, 2021
The Tennessee Judiciary mourns the loss of retired Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Jerry L. Smith, who passed away on February 12, 2021.Judge Smith was appointed to the Court of Criminal Appeals in...
February 8, 2021
Brig. Gen. and 14th Judicial District Circuit Judge L. Craig Johnson, whose long and distinguished service in the military culminated with his appointment as Commander of the Tennessee State Guard in...
February 5, 2021
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court, based on legal errors and insufficient evidence, unanimously reversed a Shelby County Chancery Court’s decision to terminate a father’s parental rights and...
February 2, 2021
The Board of Judicial Conduct has entered into a deferred discipline agreement with Stewart County Judicial Commissioner Joyce Tomlinson. Commissioner Tomlinson will resign her position before...
January 26, 2021
In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that Tennessee’s Health Care Liability Act (“HCLA”) requires defendants to provide plaintiffs with written notice when plaintiffs sue...
January 26, 2021
David William Haines, Jr., who served as general counsel for the Administrative Office of the Courts from 2007 to 2015, passed away on January 16, 2021. The general counsel position at the AOC is a...
January 25, 2021
Earlier this month, longtime Clarksville attorney Sharon Massey Grimes was appointed to the Montgomery County General Sessions and Juvenile Court bench to fill the unexpired term of her late husband...
January 22, 2021
In a case it called a “cautionary tale,” the Tennessee Supreme Court held for the first time today that lawyers who make unethical statements may receive harsher discipline if they choose to post the...
January 19, 2021
While Tennessee courts have remained open and operational over the entire course of the COVID-19 pandemic, their working methods have in many instances changed to account for greater health and...
January 19, 2021
The Appellate Court Clerk's office is experiencing intermittent issues with its phone system in Nashville. If you are unable to reach the Clerk's office in Nashville by phone, you can reach the...
January 15, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an Order extending the suspension of most in-person hearings to March 31, 2021. Court clerk offices remain accessible, the Order provides a list of...
January 14, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld one conviction of a defendant for money laundering charges stemming from a drug deal.  However, the Court reversed a second conviction, holding that...
January 12, 2021
Former Grainger County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Wayne Wolfenbarger died on Jan. 7 at his home in Bean Station at the age of 77. Judge Wolfenbarger served the people of...
January 12, 2021
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced appointments to judicial positions across the state.“I am proud to announce the appointment of these highly qualified individuals, and I value the...
January 12, 2021
The Tennessee Judiciary mourns the loss of Ellen Abbott, who served as the Director of the Office of Criminal Justice Services at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse...
January 7, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today dismissed the wrongful termination lawsuit of a Williamson County tenured teacher.  The Court held that the teacher cannot claim wrongful discharge under...
January 5, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has two cases set for its January 6, 2020 docket. The cases will be heard using livestream video conferencing. Cases will be livestreamed to the TNCourts YouTube page at:...
January 4, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that, under the language of the Tennessee Products Liability Act, a manufacturer is not liable for injuries resulting from products it did not make or sell....
January 4, 2021
Former Rhea County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge James W. McKenzie passed away January 2. He was 76.Judge McKenzie had been in private legal practice in his hometown of Dayton for 26...
January 4, 2021
Memphis Municipal Court Judge Teresa Jones died on January 2 after a battle with cancer. She was 61.Judge Jones began serving in Division One of Memphis Municipal Court on January 15, 2019, after...