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Jonathan Cooper Recognized by Best Lawyers in America in 2023

We are pleased to announce that co-founding partner, Jonathan Cooper, has been named the 2023 DUI / DWI Lawyer of the Year for the Knoxville Metropolitan Area. Jonathan has appeared in the Criminal Defense: General Practice Section and the DUI / DWI Defense Section continuously since 2016 and was also named the Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year for Knoxville in 2021.

Jonathan Cooper focuses his practice exclusively in the area of criminal defense in state and federal courts. His experience encompasses the entire spectrum of the criminal justice system, from DUI to homicide, and from narcotics possession to white collar offenses. He is a career long member of the Knoxville Bar Association, where he has served on its Board of Governors, as Treasurer of the Board of Directors, and Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Section. He is a member and former President of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and an active member of the Hamilton-Burnett Inn of Court. Jonathan has served Knox County as Chair of the Ethics Committee, and on both the exploratory and advisory committees for the Knox County Mental Health Court. He is listed in Tennessee Super Lawyers where he was first recognized in 2018.

Since 1983, Best Lawyers© compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive confidential peer-review of leading lawyers through survey of other lawyers practicing within the same legal and geographical area, covering more than 70 disciplines. More information about Best Lawyers methodology is found on their website at

Conveniently located in downtown Knoxville, the law firm of Whitt, Cooper, Hedrick & Wojcik is East Tennessee’s premier criminal defense firm. Our respected and experienced criminal trial lawyers bring more than 75 years of cumulative experience to the defense of citizens in both state and federal court. No matter what your criminal matter, we possess the capabilities to effectively and efficiently provide your matter the best outcome possible. We are Knox Defense and we are in your corner. Call us today at 865-269-9226, or visit our website at for more information.