Welcome to Chancery Court, 19th Judicial District


Heather L. Moore, Clerk and Master

The Clerk and Master’s office of Montgomery County, Tennessee serves the Chancellor, Attorneys and Montgomery County citizens by providing high quality, courteous, and responsive court services. Constantly evolving laws, higher court decisions, rules and regulations  will continue to cause significant and unanticipated increases in workload associated with initiating and trying cases.

Our office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Chancery Court for the 19th Judicial District of the State of Tennessee handles a wide variety of cases servicing Montgomery and Robertson Counties. Cases decided in this court include:

  • Contract/Debt
  • Specific Performance
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Probate
  • Conservatorship
  • Guardianship
  • Trusts
  • Paternity
  • Legitimation
  • Divorce
  • Order of Protection (within a divorce action)
  • Contempt
  • Child Support (within a chancery case)
  • Partition Suits
  • Minor Settlements
  • Foreign Judgements
  • Name Change
  • Adoption
  • Surrender




Chancellor Ben Dean, Presiding

Chancellor Ben Dean

Ben graduated from the University of Memphis School of Law in 2005. He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in the fall of 2005 and practiced with the Batson Nolan firm in Clarksville and Springfield as an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation section until 2011.  From 2011 until the 2022 election cycle, Ben operated the Dean Law Firm in Springfield TN, serving primarily Robertson County, and also practiced regularly in Davidson, Sumner, Cheatham, and Montgomery Counties.    Prior to being elected Chancellor of the 19th Judicial District, Ben maintained a general practice of law in the areas of probate, family law, criminal law, social security disability and civil litigation (focusing primarily on plaintiff’s personal injury and federal civil rights cases.) In his 18 years practicing law,  Ben has been in the Tennessee State Trial Courts in over 20 different counties.  He is admitted to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and had an active federal practice prior to his election as Chancellor of the 19th Judicial District.  Ben lives in Springfield with his wife, Diana, who works as a manager for GE Healthcare in the field of Nuclear Medicine Technology (Radiology).