Davidson County General Sessions Court Judges

From left to right: Judge Gale B. Robinson, Presiding Judge Angelita Blackshear-Dalton, Former Judge Casey Moreland, Judge Melissa Blackburn, Judge Michael F. Mondelli, (seated) Judge Rachel L. Bell, Judge John Aaron Holt, Judge Dianne Turner, Judge Lynda Jones, Judge William E. (Bill) Higgins, Judge Allegra Walker.


Judge’s Judicial Overview

The Metropolitan General Sessions Court of Nashville-Davidson County is a high volume limited jurisdiction Court that hears civil, misdemeanor, felony, traffic, environmental, and metropolitan ordinance violations. This Court is served by 11 judges that are elected to an eight year term. There are also 5 law-trained judicial commissioners that handle the probable cause hearings in the issuance of a criminal warrant and 1 referee that handles the environmental cases and other non-traffic metro ordinance violations.

Presiding Judge of General Sessions Court – 2017/2018

Judge Angelita Blackshear-Dalton, Division III