Firm News

17Mar 2023

An amendment added to HB1029 and its companion bill SB1159 would change the face of the criminal justice system as it relates to underage offenders if the laws passed. Jonathan Cooper of Knox Defense was interviewed regarding this disappointing legislation on Thursday March 16: “It’s going to have a big difference both logistically and for […]

09Mar 2023

Coverage of the Post Conviction Relief matter concerning the Trial Court’s error in failing to protect the defendant’s Constitutional right to counsel in his 2010 murder trial continues as Joshua Hedrick is interviewed by WJHL News Channel 11 on March 7 as the hearing begins on March 7, 2023. Death row inmate Howard Hawk Willis’s […]

09Mar 2023

Following court in the highly publicized Post Conviction Relief matter surrounding a trial court’s denial of a defendant’s constitutionally protected right to counsel, Joshua Hedrick was interviewed by Clarice Scheele of News Channel 11. “There is a reason why our founding fathers said everyone gets a lawyer, especially when it is a literal matter of […]

06Mar 2023

On Sunday, the Associated Press ran a story on a Knox Defense client seeking a new trial for the death sentence he has been serving for more than a decade. During the second week in March 2023, the client will receive a hearing on his Petition for Post-conviction Relief based on the trial court’s error […]

14Feb 2023

Jonathan Cooper of Knox Defense was interviewed by NewsChannel 5 relative to the listening devices installed around the Nashville District Attorney’s office, which he followed up with an email to NewsChannel 5’s intrepid reporter Phil Williams last week. He said in pertinent part: The past president of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer (TACDL), […]

30Jan 2023

In the trial of six policing reform advocates arrested nearly two years ago, major constitutional issues have arisen. Josuha Hedrick represents one of those defendants. is covering the January 2023 trial. “Valentine’s attorney, Joshua Hedrick, argued enforcing the statute would be appropriate at a funeral, but not at a public meeting. The demonstrators should […]

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