Tim Townsend

Trial Court Administrator


Most citizens, including many involved in the justice system, are familiar only with the “Law and Order” or “CSI” version of the trial court system. There is no general understanding that most of the system deals with civil, rather than criminal, matters. Most citizens need to know that their trial courts offer treatment and probation programs, provide counseling and training for couples and offer protections for those too elderly or infirm to take care of their own affairs.

The information provided on these web pages is intended to provide a road map to lead citizens through the mysterious world of the trial courts to the services we provide and to educate citizens about their trial court system in its entirety.


Criminal Court Clerk History

Trial Courts History

Trial courts has a rich and interesting history in Metropolitan Nashville & Davidson County. Please visit our History archives.