Richard Chancey, known locally as Rick, is a lifelong resident of Lee and Russell Counties. He attended Woodland Christian School and Glenwood Academy in Phenix City and graduated from Smiths Station High School in 1987. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, with a Bachelors of Arts degree in history, Rick attended and in 1994 graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa. After graduation, he returned to Phenix City, where he has practiced law since then.

Rick’s areas of practice include domestic relations, probate and estates, business, criminal defense and general civil practice. He currently is an approved attorney for the Russell County Department of Human Resources, focusing on Adult Services, is the City Attorney of Smiths Station, Alabama, and is also attorney for the Russell County Water Authority and local counsel for Alabama Power Company.


Apart from his law practice, Rick is a member of Smiths Station Baptist Church, co-President of the Smiths Station Quarterback Club, and serves on the Disaster Assistance Team for the Russell County Chapter of the American Red Cross.


Rick is married to the former Tracie Evans, who teaches U. S. History and Advanced Placement History at Smiths Station High School, and they have two children. Their son, Caleb, is a junior at Smiths Station High School, and their daughter, Caitlyn, is in the eighth grade at Smiths Station Junior High School.