Deana Hood, an attorney who has practiced law for 25 years, on Wednesday announced her candidacy for circuit court judge for the 21st Judicial District Division II seat in Williamson County.
According to a news release issued by Hood’s team, her campaign will focus on her long-standing roots in Williamson County, tradition of leadership and community service, and the efficient administration of the Williamson County Court System.
Hood is currently practicing law and serving as municipal judge for Franklin and Spring Hill.
“I believe in working with people to ensure the effective and efficient administration of the circuit court,” she said. “For every person having business before the court, I will listen with attention and the utmost respect.”
Hood was raised in Williamson County. She is the daughter of George and Pam Hood, who, upon retiring from their first careers, opened a small antique business called Hood’s Retreat Antiques in downtown Franklin. George passed away in 2007. Pam has since opened Zula & Mac, a charming home design and interiors store with a boutique, off of Lewisburg Pike north of Carton Plantation.
Hood attended Battle Ground Academy and is a member of the 100th BGA class, graduating in 1989. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1993 and attended Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. Hood graduated from Cumberland in 1996 and passed the state bar exam on her first attempt, where she obtained her license to practice law in October of the same year.
Throughout college, law school and upon graduation, Hood worked for the county attorney, Buerger, Moseley & Carson (then called Petersen, Buerger, Moseley & Carson). In 2000, she opened her own firm and enjoyed a heavy litigation practice in the circuit and chancery courts as well as the general sessions and juvenile court of Williamson County.
In 2014, Hood was appointed as Franklin municipal court judge by the Franklin Board of Mayor and Alderman. In 2018, she was appointed as Spring Hill municipal court judge by the Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Alderman. She has served both municipalities with distinction and was recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court and appointed to serve on the Judicial Ethics Committee.
Hood met her husband, Jim Pat Flowers, in 2005. He is a veteran of the United States Army and served as a captain in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal as well as in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). They have a 15-year-old daughter, Reagan McRae (Mac).
For more information about Hood and her campaign, visit www.deanahood4judge.com.