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  • John L. Medearis, Clerk of Court
    800 Market Street, Suite 130
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    Phone: (865) 545-4228

    The Eastern District of Tennessee is one of 94 federal court districts in the United States.

    Each district operates separately. Our district has jurisdiction in 41 East Tennessee counties, reaching generally from Bristol on the north to Chattanooga on the south.

    There are four divisions of the Eastern District of Tennessee, and we have offices in Greeneville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

    The nine districts in the states of Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan make up the Sixth Circuit. There are 13 circuits in the United States Court system.

    Hours of Operation

    All three offices are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except for legal holidays. Knoxville, Chattanooga and Greeneville are in the Eastern time zone.

    The Clerk's Office will not be open for business on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. Legal holidays are:

    New Year's DayLabor Day
    Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.Columbus Day
    Washington's BirthdayVeterans Day
    Memorial DayThanksgiving Day
    Independence DayChristmas Day

    Divisional Offices


    (423) 752-5200
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    (423) 639-3105
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    (865) 545-4228
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    (931) 967-1444
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