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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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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. General Practice: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Darren Drake

    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
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Tyler Whitaker Sr.

    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.


    Andrew Whitaker Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info


137 Public Square

Lebanon, TN, 37087


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Rated PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2010
Outstanding Service AwardTennessee Association Criminal Defense Attorney1995
Order of the BarristersUniversity of Knoxville School of Law1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLannom & Williams, PLLC2000 - Present
Managing PartnerLannom, Williams & Kane1998 - 2000
PartnerTaylor, Taylor, Lannom & Williams1994 - 1998
AssociateTaylor, Taylor & Donohoe1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2014 - Present
Tennessee Association of Trial LawyersMember2004 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1994 - Present
Tennessee Association Criminal Defense AttorneysPast President1994 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder (Class A Felony)No conviction; No jail time served
Driving Under Influence - Jury TrialDUI case dismissed resulting in no imprisonment, court cost or fines
RapeAll charges dropped
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defending FreedomSupreme Court Ruling in Missouri v. McNeely2013
The People's VoiceDomestic Assault Laws & Their Differing Standards2013
The People's VoiceMiranda Warnings - Are They Rights?2013
Defending FreedomIs Your Patch Safe?2012
The People's VoiceMandatory Blood Draw - 4th Amendment Threat2012
For The Defense (TACDL)Medical Records & Constitutional Rights2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawN/A1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TACDL Case Law Review Conference - NashvilleStanding, Discovery and Understanding “Their” Rules in Forfeiture Proceedings2014
State Conference in Memphis TNForfeiture (Seizure) Laws2014
TACDL DUI Defense SeminarRoundtable Discussion Panel2013
DUI Defense SeminarCreative Closings in DUI Defense2013
Creative & Effectual Tools For DefenseSelecting Juries2005