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Steven W. Maroney is the Chancellor of the Chancery Court for Tennessee, 26th Judicial District, which is comprised of Madison, Chester and Henderson Counties. He currently is the Presiding Judge in the district. As Chancellor, he presides over cases involving:

  1. Divorce
  2. Will contests
  3. Child support
  4. Family disputes
  5. Contract disputes
  6. Real estate issues
  7. Custody of children
  8. Boundary line disputes
  9. Governmental litigation
  10. Workers compensation cases
  11. Termination of parental rights
  12. Equitable division of marital property
  13. A number of additional areas of litigation


Prior to being appointed Chancellor by Governor Bill Lee, he engaged in the private practice of law for 29 years in Jackson, Tennessee. In private practice, he served in several appointed positions, including County Attorney, City Attorney, County Election Commissioner, and Delinquent Tax Attorney.  He was also appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Hearing Committee Member for Disciplinary District VII for the Board of Professional Responsibility, and he was a Rule 31 listed mediator in both Civil and Family law.


Chancellor Maroney is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Tennessee and all lower trial and appellate courts. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Chancellor Maroney graduated from Union University, where he later served as President of the National Alumni Association. He attended the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis, graduating with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1992. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for the West Tennessee Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (JACOA), and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University School of Jackson.   He is or has been a member of the following:

  1. Tennessee Bar Association
  2. Tennessee Judicial Conference
  3. Madison County Bar Association
  4. Tennessee Trial Judges Association
  5. Tennessee County Attorneys Association
  6. Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association 
  7. Tennessee Association of Property Tax Professionals
  8. International Municipal Lawyers Association
  9. American Inns of Court, Howell E. Jackson Chapter
  10. Federalist Society

Chancellor Maroney is also a member of Fellowship Bible Church.