Shelby County Circuit Court

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Important Notice about E-File system

The Circuit and Chancery E-File system will be unavailable from 3:30pm,  Friday, July 7 until mid-morning Sunday, July 9 for an upgrade.

Organization and Responsibilities

Circuit Court is a court of general jurisdiction consisting of nine judges presiding over nine divisions. The court hears a variety of civil cases, including:
  • Appeals from lower courts
  • Auto accident
  • Breach of Contract
  • Condemnation
  • Divorce
  • Medical malpractice
  • Minor settlement
  • Name Change
  • Personal injury
  • Worker's compensation
  • Wrongful death
Approximately 5,000 cases are filed in Circuit Court annually.