Spring Hill and Franklin Municipal Court Judge Deana Hood has been appointed to the Judicial Ethics Committee by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Hood replaces Judge Paul Plant, and her term runs from Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2024.
“It is my honor to be appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to the Judicial Ethics Committee,” she said. “I have such tremendous respect for our Tennessee Supreme Court Justices that this appointment is even more meaningful, as our Justices have graciously endorsed my commitment to ethics, not only as an attorney, but also as a judge.”
Hood has served as municipal court judge in Spring Hill since August 2018 and Franklin since October 2014. She has also been appointment to serve on the Municipal Court Board of Governors.
She studied political science at Middle Tennessee State University and received a juris doctorate degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. She is a member of the Williamson County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association and is a past director of the Tennessee John Marshall American Inns of Court.
“It is my priority to ensure that all litigants, attorneys, law enforcement officers and court staff leave my courtroom believing that each were given an opportunity to be heard and treated fairly as well as respectfully,” Hood said.
Hood maintains a full-time law practice in Franklin in addition to her municipal court duties. She is an active member of her community, serving as past president of the Williamson County Court Appointed Special Advocates and board member of the David House Child Advocacy Center. She currently serves on the board of trustees for Battle Ground Academy.
The Judicial Ethics Committee issues formal ethics opinions requested by judges.