Chancellor Melanie Taylor Jefferson - Part 1

Chancellor Melanie Taylor Jefferson was elected to the office of Chancellor of Part I Chancery Court for Shelby County in the August 2022 election.


  • J.D., Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis, 1991
  • B.A., Rhodes College, 1983

Bar Admission

  • Tennessee, 1991

Legal and Professional Experience

  • Private Practice of Law, 1991-2022
  • Divorce Referee, 2018-2022

Selected Civic and Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • Young Actors Guild (YAG) Board Member
  • International Curve Optimist Club
  • National Bar Association-Ben F. Jones Chapter
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Brown Baptist Church

 Selected Honors and Awards

  • American Inns of Court
  • Memphis Bar Foundation Fellow



Chancellor Melanie Taylor Jefferson