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Joe  is a member with Brooks, & Hendricks, PLLC, with offices in Russellville, KY and Springfield, TN.  A native of Logan County, Kentucky, Joe returned to Logan County in 2013 practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Wills, Criminal Defense,  Family Law and Business Law.  Joe is licensed to practice in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.


Joe graduated from Berry College and Georgia State University College of Law.  He began practice in 1995 as an Assistant District Attorney in Georgia's  Appalachian Judicial Circuit.  After three years, Joe entered private practice in Canton.  He ran a successful solo firm.  Joe focused on criminal, family, tort, business, and bankruptcy law.


In 2004, Joe was elected Disrict Attorney in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit.  Joe spent the next eight years running a highly regarded office.  He won murder trials and successfully prosecuted corrupt public officials.  His trial performance and moral courage won respect statewide, and Joe was invited to work with the Judicial Qualifications Commission to remove unethical judges around the state.  


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 20%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    21 years, 100 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    11 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    3 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($150-300/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Jonathan Austin Hall

    Joe has been a great asset to my practice with his willingness to answer questions about estate planning and probate. I often contact Joe when I come across an area of law that I am unfamiliar with. I highly recommend Joe.


    Jonathan Hall Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel M. Rosenberg

    I am a New Jersey attorney. I had a Kentucky real estate matter that I needed some assistance with. I contacted Mr. Hendricks and requested his assistance. To say that he was tremendous would be an understatement. He took the time to speak with me about my client's legal issues and walk through various options. He also followed up with my office to see that everything went smoothly. Mr. Hendricks was not only knowledgeable and helpful, but he was genuinely kind and generous with his time. His office staff was equally helpful with their time and efforts. I endorse Mr. Hendricks for your Kentucky real estate legal needs.


    Daniel Rosenberg Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Brooks & Hendricks, PLLC

348 West 4th Street
Russellville, KY, 42276

Brooks & Hendricks, PLLC

509 West Court Square
Springfield, TN, 37172



KYAuthorized to practice law199607/09/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Judicial Partnership AwardMothers Against Drunk Driving2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberBrooks & Hendricks, PLLC2015 - Present
PartnerMilam, Brooks, & Hendricks, LLP2013 - 2015
District AttorneyOffice of the District Attorney Appalachian Judicial Circuit2005 - 2012
AttorneyJoe W. Hendricks, Jr., P.C.2001 - 2004
AssociateAbernathy & Ballinger1998 - 2001
Assistant District AttorneyOffice of the District Attorney Appalachian Judicial Circuit1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Robertson County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
WealthCounsel Kentucky State ForumFounding Member2014 - Present
Robertson County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Logan County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Logan County Chamber of Commerce2016 President2013 - Present
Russellville Rotary ClubN/A2013 - Present
WealthCounselMember2012 - Present
National District Attorneys AssociationMember2005 - 2012
Appalachian Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2012
District Attorneys' Association of GeorgiaMember2005 - 2012
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - 2004
Blue Ridge Circuit Bar AssociationFormer President1998 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v.Grady DebordAcquitted
State of Tennessee v. C.P.Found not guilty by a jury.
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.mbhattorneys.comEstate Planning Is Required for Divorced Parents2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Berry CollegeEconomics and Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Feedback with Don NeagleRadio Appearance about Estate Planning, Protecting the Family Farm2014
Constitution DayAncient Origins of American Liberty2012
Constitution Month SpeechAncient Origins of American Liberty2011
2006 Summer ConferenceGeorgia's New Restitution Statute2006