Circuit Court 16th Judicial Dist Division 3


505 Rutherford County Judicial Building
20 Public Square North
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: (615) 898-8074
Fax: (615) 898-8013

Welcome to Circuit Court, Division III

Serving the Citizens of Rutherford and Cannon Counties

M. Keith Siskin, Judge

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- Upcoming Dockets -

The Administrative Judge for the week of 9/15 - 9/19 is Judge Siskin.

Monday 9/15:

9:00 AM: Status Docket; Motions & Pleas

2:00 PM: Chancery TRO

Tuesday 9/16:

9:00 AM: Motions & Pleas

Wednesday 9/17:

9:00 AM: Jury Trial (Day 5)

Thursday 9/18:

9:00 AM: Jury Trial (Day 6)

Friday 9/19:

9:00 AM: Jury Trial (Day 7)


- Legal News -

New Case Assignments in Rutherford County:

Beginning October 7, 2014, Circuit Court, Division IV (Judge Royce Taylor) will hear criminal cases, and Circuit Court, Division III (Judge Keith Siskin) will hear civil cases.  The other three Trial Judges will continue to hear cases as previously assigned: Circuit Court, Division I (Judge Mark Rogers) will hear civil cases; Circuit Court, Division II (Judge David Bragg) will hear criminal cases; and Chancellor Howard Wilson will hear civil cases.  Orders of Protection will continue to be heard by all of the Trial Judges.

Judge Siskin elected Presiding Judge of 16th Judicial District:

Beginning September 1, 2014, Judge Keith Siskin will assume the role of Presiding Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial District.  Pursuant to T.C.A. Sec. 16-2-509, the Trial Judges of each Judicial District elect one member of the Judiciary to serve as Presiding Judge each year.  The Presiding Judge is responsible for assigning cases to the other Judges in the District, and for taking any actions necessary to correct any condition adversely affecting the administration of justice in the District.  The Sixteenth Judicial District includes Rutherford and Cannon Counties.

Judge Siskin sworn in for upcoming term:

On August 19, 2014, Judge Siskin took the oath of office for his upcoming term on the Circuit Court, which begins on September 1, 2014.  The oath was administered at the Cannon County Courthouse by Senior Judge Don Ash.

Pictured, from left to right, are Circuit Judges Keith Siskin, David Bragg, and Royce Taylor, and Senior Judge Don Ash.

Justice Sharon Lee elected Chief Justice of Tennesse Supreme Court:

Beginning September 1, 2014, Justice Sharon Lee will assume the role of Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Justice Lee won a retention election for an eight-year term on the Court in the August 7, 2014 statewide election.

Justice Sharon Lee


- Activity in Pending Cases -

State v. Kenny Hughes

Trial Dates: September 30-October 3, 2014

For the latest docketing announcements and news from the Court: @TNCourt16JD


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