Wilson County Courts
Wilson County Courts
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Wilson County Judicial Center

Located at 134 S. College St. – General Sessions Court, Div. III Family Court, Circuit Court, and Court Clerks


Welcome to Wilson County, Tennessee Courts

Welcome to Wilson County, Tennessee Courts

bkgrdwishesDebbie Moss, Circuit Court Clerk Wilson County, TN

Welcome to the website for the Wilson County, TN Circuit Court Clerk’s office. The elected Circuit Court Clerk is Debbie Moss.  Ms. Moss oversees the court clerk’s offices that keep records for the Circuit Court, the Civil Division of the General Sessions Court, General Sessions Family Court, Juvenile Court, and Criminal Court.

The office of the Wilson County TN Court Clerk also issues all writs and processes for these courts.

General Sessions Court Divisions I and II

Typical cases tried in this court are civil cases under $25,000 for property damages or personal injury, warrants to recover personal property, detainers, and past due accounts. Also tried are criminal misdemeanor cases which include traffic violations & tickets, DUI, public drunk, assault and check violations, as well as preliminary trials in felony cases.


Barry Tatum – General Sessions Judge  – (615)444-2045
Haywood Barry – General Sessions Judge – (615)444-2045

General Sessions Court Division III – Family Court

Cases handled include divorces, child support &  child custody, etc.,  juvenile paternity,  orders of protection and judicial commitments.


John T. Gwin – General Sessions Div. III Judge – (615)466-5315

For Child Support payment information, copies & service updates or to change a court date, call the District Attorney Child Support Office (615)443-2871.

Juvenile Court

Cases tried in this court are Dependent/neglect, custody, juvenile delinquent (crimes), status-only pertains to child, i.e. runaway, unruly, possession of tobacco, truancy and parent’s failure to comply with compulsory attendance law.

Juvenile Court Clerk – (615)444-2114


Barry Tatum – Juvenile Court Judge

Circuit Court

Cases handled include civil lawsuits over $25,000 for property damages or personal injury, minor settlements, condemnations, divorces, child support, adoptions, name changes, worker’s compensation, and judicial commitments.


Clara Byrd – Circuit Court – Div. I – (615)444-2042
John Wootten, Jr. – Circuit Court – Div. II – (615)444-2042

Criminal Court

Cases handled include misdemeanor and felony cases (DUI, murder, rape, robbery and check violations). Cases brought to trial have been investigated by a Grand Jury and an indictment has been returned by the Grand Jury.


Brody Kane – Criminal Court Judge – (615)444-1488
John Wootten, Jr. Criminal Court Judge – (615)444-1488

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