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Meet the Chancellor

Chancellor C. K. Smith has presided over the 15th Judicial District Chancery  Court since 1990.

Chancellor Smith, a Trousdale County native, graduated from Trousdale County High School in 1966.  He continued his education at Middle Tennessee State University, where he graduated in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree and received a doctor of jurisprudence in 1972 from the University of Tennessee Law School.

After passing the bar, Chancellor Smith opened his first law practice in Trousdale County, where he practiced for eighteen years.  During this time, he also served as City Judge of Hartsville, County Executive, and Special Referee for the Juvenile Court, and County Attorney for Trousdale County.

Chancellor Smith considers it an honor and a privilege to serve the people of the 15th Judicial District, which is comprised of Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale, and Wilson counties.

Further, Chancellor Smith believes “a fair, impartial and independent judiciary is essential to the proper administration of justice.”