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About General Sessions Court

The General Sessions Court is a court of limited jurisdiction that hears both civil and criminal cases. The General Sessions Court handles civil and criminal cases, traffic court and juvenile matters, including child support.

The General Sessions court room is located on the first floor of the Giles County Courthouse on the public square in Pulaski, Tennessee.

First appearances in criminal cases are conducted in General Sessions Court. Criminal case defendants may opt to have a preliminary hearings to rule on probable cause to determine whether their case will be bound over to the Grand Jury. Misdemeanor criminal manners may be disposed of in General Sessions Court.

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NOTICE REGARDING MISDEMEANOR PROBATION: Under a federal consent decree entered by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on January 13, 2022: (1) the Giles County Sheriff’s Department has recalled and will not enforce arrest warrants for violation of misdemeanor probation that were issued prior to January 13, 2022; and (2) the Giles County Circuit Court Clerk has waived collection of court debt (fines and fees) for misdemeanor convictions prior to January 13, 2022.

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Natalie Bass Oakley
Clerk Serving General Sessions Courts

Email: noakley@gilescountytn.gov
Location: 1 Public Square, Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone: 931-363-5311
Fax: 931-424-4790
Mail: PO Box 678, Pulaski, TN 38478
Hours: M–F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

General Sessions Criminal Cases:

Each Tuesday: Arraignment (first appearance)
Each Thursday: Trials

General Session Civil Cases:
1st and 2nd Monday of each month

Juvenile Criminal Cases:
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

Child Support Cases:
3rd and 4th Monday of each month

Traffic Court Cases:
3rd Friday: First appearance
First Thursday: Trials


General Session Judge:

Robert “Chip” Richardson
Giles County Courthouse
P.O. Box 678
Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone: 931-363-1924


Our Team

  • Circuit Court Clerk:  Natalie Bass Oakley
  • Chief Deputy Clerk/Bookkeeper:  Jennifer Brindley
  • Traffic/State Trooper:  Jacqueline Gann
  • Circuit Criminal:  Diane Smith
  • Child Support/Expungements:  Amy Moody
  • Circuit Civil/Juvenile Delinquent:  Mindy Tate
  • Online payments/File Clerk:  Paula Word
  • General Sessions Criminal:  Paula Gatlin
  • General Sessions Civil:  Holly Pinkelton
  • Juvenile DCS:  Becca Hargrove

D.A. and P.D. Offices

22 Judicial District Attorney:
Brent Cooper, 931-762-7777

22 Judicial District Public Defender:
Travis Jones, 931-380-2598

District Public Defenders Office:

District Attorney General Office:

Child Support Enforcement Agency:

Giles County Bar Association Members

  • A. Colbrook Baddour: 931-363-7476
  • Evan Baddour: 931-363-7476
  • Robert W. Curtis: 931-363-1592
  • Jason Davis: 931-422-5615
  • Shara A. Flacy: 931-468-2201
  • Mary A. Gabbett: 931-363-1555
  • Samuel B. Garner: 931-363-6116
  • Rogers N. Hays: 931-363-1592
  • Robert C. Henry: 931-363-4571
  • Lucy D. Henson: 931-424-8713
  • Marilyn Holt, Assistant Public Defender: 931-363-0657
  • M. Andrew Hoover: 931-363-1555
  • Robert W. Laxson: 931-424-8655
  • Robert D. Massey: 931-424-8655
  • Craig Moore, Assistant Public Defender: 931-363-0657
  • Andrew Nutt: 931-447-8300
  • Rebecca Parsons, Assistant District Attorney: 931-424-4030
  • Stanley Pierchoski: 931-363-7222
  • Mattea Rolin: 423-802-1577
  • Robert H. Stovall, Assistant Public Defender: 931-363-0657
  • Timothy P. Underwood: 931-363-4571
  • J. Christopher Williams: 931-363-6500