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Chancery Court
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Chancery Court will follow the closing schedule of the Shelby County Schools for Thursday (3/5/15).

Chancellor Carr Standing Recusal Order


Chancery Court is a superior court of general original jurisdiction of all cases of an equitable nature. These cases include, but are not limited to: 
  • Actions between partners
  • Actions for an accounting
  • Actions for breach of contract
  • Actions for enforcement of liens
  • Actions for equitable attachment and appointment of receivers
  • Actions for injunctive relief
  • Actions for specific performance
  • Actions resulting from fraud
  • Actions resulting from trusts
  • Actions to remove clouds and/or quiet title
Donna L. Russell
Clerk and Master

140 Adams Ave.
Room 308
Memphis, TN  38103

Ph: (901) 222-3903
Fx: (901) 222-3909

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pursuant to certain specific state statutes, Chancery Court also has concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit Court to hear other types of actions, such as the following:
  • Adoptions
  • Declaratory judgments
  • Delinquent tax sales
  • Divorces
  • Enforcement of arbitration awards
  • Habeas corpus
  • Mandamus
  • Public nuisances
  • Removal of public officers
  • Replevins
  • Usury
  • Worker’s compensation

Note: Chancery court does not have jurisdiction to hear actions for injuries to person or character and injuries to property not resulting from a breach of contract.

Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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