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

- This Week in Circuit Court -

The Administrative Judge for April 10-14 is Judge Taylor (Room 409)

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Monday 4/10:

9:00 AM:  Orders of Protection

Tuesday 4/11:

Administrative Day

Wednesday 4/12:

9:00 AM:  Circuit Docket

Thursday 4/13:

9:00 AM:  Circuit Docket

Friday 4/14:


- Legal News & Announcements -

Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Initiative to Sponsor #HELP4TNDAY Across Tennessee:

The Tennessee Supreme Court has announced free legal advice events for all Tennesseans seeking free civil legal help online or in person at walk-in clinics near them.  The #HELP4TNDAY events will kick off in mid-March with press conferences to be held across the State by our Supreme Court Justices.  For more information, please visit the Administrative Office of the Courts' website.

Judges, Other Local Officials Meet for "Signing of the Beam" Ceremony at Construction Site of Rutherford County Judicial Center:

On November 29, 2016, several members of the local Judiciary gathered with other local officials for a "Signing of the Beam" ceremony at the construction site of the new Rutherford County Judicial Center.  Construction is proceeding well, and our local Judges are looking forward to the completion of this wonderful, spacious new courthouse, which will alleviate the existing issues that have resulted from the county's tremendous population growth in recent years.  The new Judicial Center is scheduled to open in June of 2018.


Pictured, from left to right, are General Sessions Judge Lisa Eischeid, General Sessions Judge Barry Tidwell, General Sessions Judge Ben Hall McFarlin, Jr., Chancellor Howard Wilson, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess, District Attorney General Jennings Jones, and Circuit Court Clerk Melissa Harrell.

Artist's rendering of the future Rutherford County Judical Center, along with the final beam (signed by public officials) on the top of the building.

View from the top of the under-construction Rutherford County Judicial Center, looking South towards the Public Square in Murfreesboro.


- 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