Richard Rooker

Circuit Court Clerk
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About Richard Rooker

Richard Rooker was appointed interim Circuit Court Clerk on March 8, 1993, and appointed Circuit Court Clerk by the Metropolitan Council on April 6, 1993. He was elected to a four-year term as Circuit Court Clerk in August, 1994, and has been re-elected to four-year terms in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Accomplishments during his tenure include the introduction of CaseLink, a web-based service that enables subscribers to access case information from their office, and the establishment of a web site to provide access to vital information regarding departments under his direction. Mr. Rooker is active in a number of governmental and civic organizations, including being a past President of the State Court Clerks Association. He achieved the designation of Certified Public Administrator through the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service in 2000, and was a 2006 recipient of the Chris Buford Award from the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence. He is a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, and enjoys officiating football in the Southeastern Conference.


Continue the implementation of cost-effective technology to increase the efficiency of the office and to provide easy access and availability to the important records we maintain for the courts.

Work with General Sessions Courts and Police Department information systems management to complete and implement a system to improve tracking of the issuance and disposition of traffic violation citations.

Continue to emphasize the highest level of customer service orientation of all personnel and provide in-house training to achieve compliance.

Revise and improve office policy and procedure manuals and disseminate by training all employees.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Circuit Court Clerk's Office is to diligently and professionally serve the needs of the Courts, legal community and citizens of Davidson County, Tennessee, balancing the use of courteous, personal service and technology to achieve an unmatched level of efficiency and customer satisfaction.