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Chancellors

Chancellors serve as the Judges for the Chancery Courts of each judicial district in Tennessee.  Knox County Chancery Court is within Tennessee’s Sixth Judicial District.  The Chancellors administer justice to all matters brought before them without prejudice and impartially discharge their duties to the best of their skill and ability. 

For questions regarding scheduling or re-scheduling hearings, please contact the appropriate Administrative Assistant listed below.

Knox County Chancery Court, Part I

 Chancellor John F. Weaver

Chancellor John F. Weaver

Education

  • B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (highest honors)
  • J.D., Emory University

Legal Experience

  • Chancellor, Knox County Chancery Court, Part I, 1998 to present
  • Clerk & Master, Knox County Chancery Court, 1993 to 1998
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, U.T. College of Law, 2003 to present
  • Panel Trustee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1986 to 1993
  • General Civil Practice, McCord, Weaver & Troutman, 1977 to 1993 (emphasis on commercial litigation)

Contact Chancellor Weaver’s Office:

Address:
400 W. Main Street
City-County Building, Suite 125
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Scheduling: 
Pam Jennings, Administrative Assistant
(865) 215-2561
pam.jennings@knoxcounty.org

Knox County Chancery Court, Part II

Chancellor Clarence E. Pridemore, Jr.

Chancellor Clarence E. Pridemore, Jr.

Education

  • B.S., University of Alabama
  • J.D., Nashville School of Law

Legal Experience

  • Chancellor, Knox County Chancery Court, 2014 to present
  • Solo-Practitioner with Pridemore Law Offices

Contact Chancellor Pridemore’s Office:

Address:
400 W. Main Street
City-County Building, Suite 125
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Scheduling:
Jennifer White, Administrative Assistant
(865) 215-2560

Knox County Chancery Court, Part III

Chancellor Christopher D. Heagerty

Chancellor Christopher D. Heagerty

Education

  • B.A., History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • J.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Recent Career

  • Chancellor, Knox County Chancery Court, Part III, January 2021 to present
  • Knox County Election Commission
    Chairman, 2011 – 2021
    Member, 2003 – 2011
  • Law Office of Christopher D. Heagerty
    Solo Practitioner, 2016 – 2021
  • Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC
    Partner, 2005 – 2016
  • Carpenter & O’Connor
    Partner, 1994 – 2005

Contact Chancellor Heagerty's Office:

Address: 
400 W. Main Street
City-County Building, Suite 125
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Scheduling:
Lisa Sharp, Administrative Assistant
(865) 215-2448
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Chancery Court

City County Building
Suite 125
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2555
Fax: 865-215-2920

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
All Courts