2 Vie for Williamson County Judicial Seat

Two Franklin-based attorneys have announced they are running to fill a Williamson County General Sessions judgeship, The Tennessean reports. County Commissioner Ernie Williams and criminal defense lawyer Lonnie Hoover have announced they are seeking the General Sessions Court seat vacated by Judge Al Nations, who retired in September. Williams has been a commissioner since 2003. He previously served as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee from 1991 to 1993. Hoover became the county’s first juvenile referee in 1993, and served as a general sessions and juvenile judge from 1995-2006. He continues to sit as a “designated special judge” in the county.