Joe Hendricks files candidacy for commonwealth attorney


Posted on November 13, 2017 10:06 PM



Joe W. Hendricks Jr. has filed as a Republican candidate for Commonwealth Attorney for Logan and Todd counties. Hendricks is currently a partner at Brooks and Hendricks, a general law practice with offices in Russellville and Springfield, Tenn. For the last five years he has helped families with estate planning, civil litigation, and criminal defense.

Hendricks is a native of Logan County and a 1988 graduate of Logan County High School. He attended Berry College on scholarship and graduated magna cum laude in 1992 from Berry College with a degree in Economics and Political Science. He served as president of the Baptist Student Union and the Economics Honor Society. Hendricks graduated in 1995 from Georgia State University College of Law where he interned with the United States Attorney’s Office.

He served as an assistant district attorney for the Appalachian Circuit of Georgia and later was elected as that Circuit’s chief prosecuting attorney in 2004. In his career as an attorney he has tried over 50 jury trials as lead counsel.

In 2006, Hendricks began a pilot project with the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia to implement a state wide/web based case management system that is now used in over 40 District Attorney’s offices across the state of Georgia. Hendricks also spearheaded a circuitwide technology project to link information from Law Enforcement Agencies to the local Courts.

As district attorney, Hendricks personally acted as lead counsel in murder cases, several organized crime cases, and as lead counsel in over a hundred of cases which were handled through the Circuit’s Drug Court. Hendricks served as chairman of the Control Board for the local Drug Task Force and a reorganization of the agency to improve the narcotics enforcement in his circuit.

Hendricks’ wife Kaye works for the Logan County School System. They are active members of Liberty Baptist Church. Joe is also a member of the Russellville Rotary Club and serves on the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and on the Board of the Russellville Rural Fire Department.

 




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