Office of the Circuit Court Clerk
Richard R. Rooker, Clerk
The mission of the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is to diligently and professionally serve the needs of the Courts, legal community and citizens of Davidson County, Tennessee, balancing the use of courteous, personal service and technology to achieve an unmatched level of efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Welcome to the Davidson County Circuit Court Clerk’s web site. Here you will find a wealth of information to assist in your dealings with the Circuit, Probate, General Sessions-Civil Division, and Traffic Courts. In addition to general information about the operation of the Clerk’s four offices, you will find calendars to assist in scheduling jury and non-jury trials, motion and trial dockets, Local Rules of Court, fee schedules, and a library of downloadable forms used by the Courts. We also provide answers to a number of frequently asked questions and links to other web sites of interest.
Subscribers to our “CaseLink” service have access to our case management database for Circuit, Probate and General Sessions-Civil Division cases via an easy-to-use web interface and may view images of select documents on file with the Clerk’s Office. The Clerk provides free on-site training to Davidson County, Tennessee subscribers.
In its nineteenth year of publication, “The Rooker Report” is the Clerk’s monthly newsletter designed to keep the Davidson County legal community apprised of developments in the Courts, procedural changes and detailed statistical information regarding jury and non-jury trial results, case filings and dispositions, and collections.
In Davidson County, the Circuit Court Clerk is charged with the responsibility of maintaining not only the records of the eight Circuit Courts but also the civil records of the eleven General Sessions Courts. Among the types of cases heard by the Circuit Courts are contract disputes, civil torts, condemnations, worker’s compensation claims, domestic matters and the administration of estates. The jurisdiction of the General Sessions Courts includes limited-jurisdiction torts and contracts, landlord-tenant disputes and matters involving the violation of a Metropolitan government ordinance, including traffic and codes violations. This diversity of clerical responsibilities has resulted in the operation of four distinct offices - the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, the Probate Court Clerk’s Office, the General Sessions-Civil Division Clerk’s Office and the Traffic Violation Bureau/Traffic Warrant Division, all under the purview of the Clerk.
We sincerely hope that you find our site to be helpful and invite you to submit any comments to Circuit@Nashville.Gov.