The Criminal Court Clerk’s office is responsible for maintaining the Court records, administration of the ten (10) Criminal Court divisions, and collecting fines & fees. As directed by the Tennessee Code Annotated, revenue is generated by fees for service.
About Richard DeSaussure
A life-long Memphian, Mr. DeSaussure graduated from high school at the Memphis University School. He graduated from college at the University of Notre Dame du Lac with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering before attending and graduating from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University (now University of Memphis) with a Juris Doctorate. He spent five years in private practice before joining the attorney staff of the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.
Richard DeSaussure, Criminal Court Clerk
While at Juvenile Court, he served at various times as the Chief Staff
Attorney and the Chief Prosecutor. In 2001, Mr. DeSaussure joined the
staff of the Criminal Court Clerk’s office as Legal Counsel. Mr.
DeSaussure brings to this office more than twenty-five years of varied
experience with Shelby County Government.