Law stated as of 05 Sep 2023 • Tennessee, United States
A Q&A guide to appealing from a trial court of general jurisdiction in Tennessee. This Q&A addresses starting an appeal (as of right or by permission), obtaining a stay pending appeal, completing preliminary requirements (like mediation), submitting a factual record or appendix, briefing the appeal, arguing the appeal, and requesting rehearing. Answers to questions can be compared across a number of jurisdictions (see Initial Civil Appeals: State Q&A Tool).
Following the suspension or modification of nonessential judicial functions in 2020 due to COVID-19, Tennessee state courts have resumed most operations, but local courts may impose special rules impacting some litigation. Check the Tennessee State Courts' Coronavirus & Court Leadership webpage for the latest developments in this jurisdiction.