I concentrate my practice in the defense of citizens accused of crimes. The principle of my practice is simple: I believe that you have to care for the people you represent. This ideology results in a personal, specialized approach to each case. I adamantly hold that concern and empathy for those I represent, thus forming the core of my practice. This sincerity ensures not only that everything that can be done will be done, but also that, whether I am defending the wealthy or the worker, it will be done to the best of my ability.
Widely varying in type and intensity, the range of cases that I handle spans from DUI to numerous high profile murder cases. The focus of my practice is complex criminal charges, notably driving under the influence (DUI) charges. My clientele includes those individuals such as airline pilots and truck drivers whose employment or current situation in life would make the penalties of a DUI conviction unbearable, as well as reaching out to any individual seeking to avoid a lengthy trial process and potential conviction. My trial work results in DUI verdicts of not guilty, homicide acquittals and many other not guilty verdicts for those accused of serious crimes. More importantly, my pre-trial efforts result in charges being dismissed or lowered, avoiding the dangers and expense of lengthy jury trials. Many of my clients have been found not guilty, while other clients avoided the harsh penalties called for under criminal statutes.
After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, I obtained my law degree from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1992. I am a member of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and The Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have fourteen years of experience practicing law in multiple jurisdictions and I am frequently invited to speak and offer educational information to organizations.
I represent clients in Davidson, Wilson, Sumner, Macon, Smith, DeKalb, Putnam, Fentress, Rutherford and more. My practice is convenient to Nashville, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Gallatin, Carthage, Cookeville and all cities in and around Middle Tennessee.
I am a proud lifelong resident of Gladeville, Tennessee and live there with my wife and five beautiful kids.
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I recently represented an individual in Rutherford County on VOP charges stemming from an arrest in Wilson County. I did my research and sent my client to Frank because of his reputation and experience with the Wilson County court system. Frank was able to get the charge dismissed and as a result, I was able to get my clients VOP dismissed. I endorse him without reservation.
Darren Drake Criminal Defense Attorney
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I had the opportunity to work for Mr. Lannom while attending law school. He is a good lawyer and a good man. If Mr. Lannom cannot help you, he will send to your someone who can; unlike others who are simply content taking your check. If I got charged with a criminal offense, he would be my attorney.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|AV Rated Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Outstanding Service Award||Tennessee Association Criminal Defense Attorney||1995|
|Order of the Barristers||University of Knoxville School of Law||1989|
|Partner||Lannom & Williams, PLLC||2000 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Lannom, Williams & Kane||1998 - 2000|
|Partner||Taylor, Taylor, Lannom & Williams||1994 - 1998|
|Associate||Taylor, Taylor & Donohoe||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Tennessee Association of Trial Lawyers||Member||2004 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||1994 - Present|
|Tennessee Association Criminal Defense Attorneys||Past President||1994 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder (Class A Felony)||No conviction; No jail time served|
|Driving Under Influence - Jury Trial||DUI case dismissed resulting in no imprisonment, court cost or fines|
|Rape||All charges dropped|
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|Defending Freedom||Supreme Court Ruling in Missouri v. McNeely||2013|
|The People's Voice||Domestic Assault Laws & Their Differing Standards||2013|
|The People's Voice||Miranda Warnings - Are They Rights?||2013|
|Defending Freedom||Is Your Patch Safe?||2012|
|The People's Voice||Mandatory Blood Draw - 4th Amendment Threat||2012|
|For The Defense (TACDL)||Medical Records & Constitutional Rights||2005|
|University of Tennessee College of Law||Law||N/A||1991|
|TACDL Case Law Review Conference - Nashville||Standing, Discovery and Understanding “Their” Rules in Forfeiture Proceedings||2014|
|State Conference in Memphis TN||Forfeiture (Seizure) Laws||2014|
|TACDL DUI Defense Seminar||Roundtable Discussion Panel||2013|
|DUI Defense Seminar||Creative Closings in DUI Defense||2013|
|Creative & Effectual Tools For Defense||Selecting Juries||2005|