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

Photo of Judge Siskin


The Administrative Judge for the week of March 30 through April 3 is Judge Rogers.

- Upcoming Dockets -

Monday 3/30:

9:00 AM: Chancery Trial Docket

Tuesday 3/31:

9:00 AM: Chancery Trial Docket

Wednesday 4/1:

9:00 AM: Circuit & Chancery Motions

Thursday 4/2:

9:00 AM: Jury Orientation (Room 210)

Friday 4/3:



- The Court and the Community -

Judge Siskin recently sponsored a group of local attorneys for admission to the United States Supreme Court Bar.

Pictured, from left to right, are Bert McCarter, Travis Lampley, Judge J.S. Daniel, Sonya Wright, Barbara Marie Penland-LaFevers, Judge Siskin, Lisa Bell, Thomas Parkerson, Stan Bennett, and Kirk Catron.  Photograph taken in East Conference Room of United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.

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Judge Siskin recently spoke to a pack of local Cub Scouts about the Court system.


- Legal News -

Nathan Nichols appointed Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court for Cannon County:

Following the recent retirement of Clerk & Master Bill Bryson, attorney Nathan Nichols was appointed by Chancellor Howard Wilson to serve as the new Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court for Cannon County.  Mr. Nichols was previously an Assistant District Attorney General for the Sixteenth Judicial District, and also served as a deputy Circuit Court Clerk for Cannon County.

Clerk & Master Nathan Nichols


- Courtroom Assignments for Judges -

The Trial Judges of the Sixteenth Judicial District hold Court in the following courtrooms:

Judge J. Mark Rogers Room 210
Chancellor Howard W. Wilson Room 306
Judge Royce Taylor Room 411
Judge David Bragg Room 419
Judge M. Keith Siskin Room 507

Please Note: The Circuit Judges regularly hear Chancery cases by interchange, and the Chancellor regularly hears Circuit cases by interchange.  Occasionally, the Judges swap courtrooms depending upon the size of their dockets.  Please check with the Clerk's Office [Chancery - (615) 898-7860; Circuit Civil - (615) 898-7820; Circuit Criminal - (615) 898-7812] to make sure you know where to go for your hearing!

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


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