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Lonnie Ray Hoover

also known as Lonnie R. Hoover (Former Judge)

About me

If you are looking for an experienced Court Room Lawyer, who will fight for you and aggressively represent you, then, give me a call.  I practice in all Courts in Tennessee and Federal District Court.  I have practiced law in WilliamsonCounty(Fanklin, Tennessee) for 31 years.  Whether you have a case in General Sessions Court like a DUI, Simple Possession, Shoplifting, a Probation Violation or something more serious in the Circuit Criminal Court like Burglary, Robbery or Felony Drug charges, give me a call and let's discuss your particular case.   Never go to court without representation by an experienced Attorney.     


My primary area of practice is CRIMINAL DEFENSE.   I have handled thousands of Criminal cases over the past 31 years as both a lawyer and a Judge for 15 years.  About half my  cases are defending citizens just like you who have been charged with Driving Under the Influence(DUI).   Most people arrested for  DUI's are just ordinary citizens like you and me.  Most have never been arrested before and most have absolutely no Criminal record whatsoever.


If you have been arrested for a DUI, please give me a call and let's talk about  the circumstances under which you were arrested.   Did you take a BAC?  Did the officer give you a Field Sobriety Test, or did you refuse?  What was the reason for the officer to make the initial traffic stop and ultimately the arrest?   The smallest tidbit of information can turn your case from a conviction to a dismissal.   Give me a call and let me evaluate your case.


In addition to DUI's, about half of my practice is in representing citizens charged with just about every other crime in the book.   If you are charged with a crime, be it

Shoplifting, Theft, Burglary Robbery, a Probation Violation, Drugs, Parol violations, Misdemeanors of Felony Charges or perhaps you just want a lawyer to file a petition to have the Judge consider reducing your jail time, please give me a call and let's talk about the details of your case.  Every case is unique, just like a finger print. I will honestly evaluate your case and tell you what I think.  I would never want to overpromise and under deliver.     While I cannot guarantee the outcome of a case, I will promise to zealously represent you and do my very best to achieve your objectives.


  Remember, although I have been a Judge for many years, I DO NOT JUDGE YOU, I REPRESENT YOU.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    31 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    31 years, 3.5 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Joshua Christian Vincent

    I endorse this lawyer. Lonnie holds himself to the highest standards in representing his clients and displays the utmost integrity and competence in representing clients. He is also a pleasure to work with and is solution-oriented.


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Contact info

Lonnie R. Hoover, Attorney

203 4th Ave South
Franklin, TN, 37064

Hoover and Hoover, Attorneys

203 4th Ave. South
Franklin, TN, 37064



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV Rated AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatdMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
EndorsementFraternal Order of Police2006
Paul Harris FellowFranklin Noon Rotary2005
Law Enforement PofessionalBridges of Williamson County2004
EndorsementFraternal Order of Police2002
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1994
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1993
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1992
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1991
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1989
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1988
EndorsementFraternal Order of Police1986
BV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawHoover and Hoover, PLLC2015 - Present
AttroneyHoover and Hoover, Attorney's at Law2006 - Present
Senior Attorney-Of CounselHoover and Hoover, Attorneys2006 - Present
AttorneyLonnie R. Hoover, Attorney at Law1986 - Present
Presiding JudgeGeneral Sessions Court2006 - 2006
Special Judge DesigneeGeneral Sessions Court of Williamson County2006 - 2013
Presiding JudgeGeneral Sessions Court2004 - 2005
Presiding JudgeGeneral Sessions Court2002 - 2003
RefereeJuvenile Court of Williamson County2001 - 2005
Presiding JudgeGeneral Sessions Court2000 - 2001
Presiding JudgeGeneral Sessions Court1998 - 1999
Presiding JudgeGeneral Sessions Presiding Judge1996 - 2006
Judge Division IGeneral Sessions Court1995 - 2006
Juvenile Court JudgeJudge of the Juvenile Court of Williamson County1995 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Council of Juvenile Court JudgesMember2001 - Present
John Marshall American Inn of CourtCo-Founder2001 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1988 - Present
Williamson County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociatonMember1986 - Present
Tenessee Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Tennessee Association of General Sessions JudgesVice President2005 - 2005
Juvenil Court Mock TrialCo-Founder and Presiding Judge1999 - 2006
Tennessee Association of General Sessions JudgesMember1992 - 2006
Williamson County Bar AssociationTreasurer1989 - 1990
Williamson County Bar AssociationN/A1986 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI, Drug Possession, Probation Violation, Theftall charges DISMISSED.
State v.LatoshaNOT GUILTY
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Publication nameTitleDate
Williamson CountyYour General Sessions and Juvenile Court2006
Court ReviewGuide to General Sessions and Juvenile Court2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)History; Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
John I Marshall American Inn of CourtEthics and the Law2012
Tennessee General Sessions JudgesMid Winter conference2006
Anual ConferenceRound Robin Ethics discussion2004
anual conferenceTennessee General Sessions Judges Conference2002