Find a Court Interpreter

This page contains a list of contact information for interpreters who have met the standards to be designated as certified or registered interpreters in Tennessee. A CERTIFIED interpreter has passed all interpreter tests. A REGISTERED interpreter has not completed the final test. The purpose of the roster is to help courts and other law-related agencies find credentialed court interpreters on a freelance basis. The fact that an interpreter is listed on the roster does not indicate an employment relationship with the Tennessee Supreme Court or any circuit, chancery, general sessions, juvenile or municipal court. Court interpreters are not employees of the State of Tennessee.

Locating an interpreter is easy to do.  You can find an interpreter by the language desired; by a location (city or availability) or by level of certification (certified/registered).  You can also use a combination of these options.  For example:

  • If you would like to locate a Certified Spanish interpreter, simply select ‘Spanish’ as the language and select ‘Certified’ as the credential.  Press the ‘Apply’ button and a list of certified interpreters will be provided in city order.
  • If you would like to locate an Arabic Interpreter located in Middle TN, select ‘Arabic’ as the language and select ‘Middle TN’ for availability.  Press the ‘Apply’ button and a list of Arabic interpreters in Middle TN will be provided.
  • If you would like a list of all interpreters in Memphis, enter ‘Memphis’ as the city and press the ‘Apply’ button.

Click here for information about interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

If there are no interpreters listed for your chosen language, please contact the Administrative Office of the Courts at 615-741-2687 for assistance.

Contact Location Language(s) Credentials Availability
Maureen Villalobos
Antioch Spanish Certified MiddleTN
Maximiliano Gluzman
Arlington Spanish Certified WestTN
Robert L. Cruz
Athens Spanish Certified EastTN
Gabriela Alfaya
Bowling Green Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Mary Lou Romero
Bowling Green Spanish Certified MiddleTN
Monica Bew
Charlotte Spanish Certified EastTN
Matthew T. Benton
Chattanooga Spanish Certified EastTN
Barbara Derthick
Chattanooga Spanish Certified EastTN
Steve Derthick
Chattanooga Spanish Certified EastTN
Claudia B. Gomila
Chattanooga Spanish Certified EastTN
Damaris Lajas
Cleveland Spanish Certified EastTN
Margarete J. Rose
Collegedale Spanish Certified EastTN
Silvia Merediz
Collierville Spanish Certified WestTN
Heather L. Hayes
Cookeville Spanish Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Erin Daza Sigler
Cordova Spanish Certified WestTN
Miguel Soto
Cordova Spanish Certified WestTN
David L. Trinkle
Cornersville Spanish Certified MiddleTN
Elena Ottaway
Cottontown Spanish Certified MiddleTN
Santiago Garcia-Castanon
Cullowhee Spanish Certified EastTN
Marta Coronado
Dayton Spanish Certified MiddleTN
John C Osier
Fayetteville Spanish Certified MiddleTN
Tony Tadros
Franklin Arabic Certified MiddleTN
Lina Makarem
Germantown Spanish Certified WestTN
Wei Chow Ralph
Goodlettsville Chinese, Mandarin Chinese Certified EastTN, MiddleTN, Statewide, WestTN
Rita Ehlert
Gray Spanish Certified EastTN