Domestic Violence Court

Current judges presiding over the Domestic Violence Court for General Sessions Court

Judge Gale B. Robinson
408 2nd Ave. North, Suite 5100
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Judge Allegra Walker
408 2nd Ave. North, Suite 4140
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Judge Ana L. Escobar
408 2nd Ave. North, Suite 3110
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
  Phone: (615) 862-5571 Phone: (615) 880-3694  Phone: (615) 880-3712
Administrative Assistant:
Joyce Searcy
Administrative Assistant:
Margaret Nevils
 Administrative Assistant: Elena Clayton
 Court Officers:
Bobby Sory
Haley Powers
Court Officers:
Karen Bright
Sean Page
 Court Officers:
Grace Guerra,
Andrae Starling


Court Schedule and Locations:

  • Courtroom 4C is for Bond Hearings and Initial Appearance
  • Courtroom 4B is for Jail Hearings and Order of Protections

In response to a city-wide Domestic Violence Safety  Assessment, the Davidson County General Sessions Court’s docket structure was reorganized in 2014 to allow for a dedicated Domestic Violence Court. While the Court has been hearing cases involving Domestic Violence with Judge Gale Robinson presiding over such dockets for more than 24 years, the current docket structure provides an efficient and timely processing of cases involving domestic violence, and simplifies the court process for all parties involved.

All Orders of Protection and criminal cases involving domestic violence in the General Sessions Court are docketed in the dedicated Domestic Violence Court which operates daily in Courtroom 4B and 4C of the Justice A.A. Birch Building. The three (3) judges assigned to preside over the dedicated Domestic Violence Court on a rotating basis are Gale Robinson and Allegra Walker and Ana L. Escobar. The Criminal Court Clerks for Domestic Violence docket preparation is Matthew Du, Mary McKinnie, and Malcom Nevils.

The dedicated Domestic Violence Court began operation on September 2, 2014.