Circuit Court and Sessions Court Clerk Information

Circuit Courts service 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.


Penny O. Murphy
Jefferson County
Circuit Court/General Sessions Court Clerk
765 Justice Center Drive
P. O. Box 671
Dandridge, TN 37725
Phone: (865) 397-2786 

Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Directions: From exit #417 on I-40, travel about .4 of a mile South on Hwy. 92 toward Dandridge. Look for Justice Center signs.  Turn left on Killion Road. Turn right off Killion Road onto Justice Center Drive. Turn into the second, third or fourth entrance for public parking. A map to the justice center may be downloaded by clicking here.

Circuit Court Judges:

Division I:      Honorable Ben W. Hooper, II
                         301 East Main Street
                         Suite 200; US Bank Bldg.
                         Newport, TN 37821
                         (423) 625-9440   

Division II:     Honorable Richard R. Vance
                          P. O. Box 6098
                          Sevierville, TN 37864
                          (865) 453-7234

Division III:    Honorable Rex Henry Ogle
                           P. O. Box 4245
                           Sevierville, TN 37864
                           (865) 453-8385

Division IV:    Honorable O. Duane Slone*
                          P. O. Box 858
                          Dandridge, TN 37725
                          (865) 397-8733
                          *ALSO SERVES AS CRIMINAL COURT JUDGE

Child Support Magistrate:

Melissa Moore
105 Commerce Street
Servierville, TN 37862
Office: (865) 428-0737
Fax: (865) 428-9110

Administrative Assistant: Kedra Link

General Sessions Court Judge:

Honorable Dennis "Will" Roach
P. O. Box 669
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-2911

Click here to obtain the Local Rules of the Criminal Court

Click here to obtain the Local Rules of the Civil Court

Click here to link to on-line dockets for General Sessions and Circuit Court.

*Dockets are updated daily at the close of business.