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Franklin J. Hogue

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341 3rd St
P.O. Box 1795
Macon, Georgia 31201

Franklin J. Hogue began his law career in 1991 with the Macon law firm then known as Brown, Katz, Flatau & Hasty. While he represented a variety of clients in his five years with that firm, his primary focus was and has always been in criminal defense. In early 1996 he formed his own law firm and practiced solo for about two years. In late 1997, his wife, Laura, became his law partner, forming Hogue & Hogue, LLP. Together they have practiced exclusively in criminal defense since that time, having represented hundreds of people in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels.

Frank has tried cases in state and federal courts throughout Georgia. His cases are as diverse as murder, money laundering, drugs and drug conspiracy, sex offense cases, including child molestation, child pornography, and rape, all manner of fraud cases including tax, wire, bank, and mail fraud, DUI, and many more–virtually any kind of criminal case. His clients have received acquittals or dismissals in every type of case he tries, including an acquittal in a triple-murder case. He has represented individuals in six death penalty cases–none of his clients in those cases is on death row.

Frank has been named by his peers to Georgia’s “Super Lawyers” each of the past several years, as well as to Georgia’s “Legal Elite,” an honor reserved for lawyers in the top five percent of their practice area. His peers have also given him the highest rating possible for legal ability and ethical standards. In 1999, Frank joined the faculty of the William “Bill” Daniel Trial Advocacy Program, an intense training for new criminal defense lawyers in Georgia, sponsored by the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The next year, he joined the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College, the highly respected annual summer college for criminal defense lawyers from all over the United States. The year after that, in 2001, he joined the faculty of Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, as an adjunct, where he teaches Advanced Criminal Trial Techniques to final-semester law students interested in pursuing a career in criminal law. For the past several years, he has taught this course with his wife and law partner, Laura. He is also on the faculty of the Clarence Darrow Death Penalty College, where he teaches each spring in Chicago at DePaul University College of Law.

Each year, Frank writes a survey of developments in Georgia criminal law for the Mercer Law Review. Frank has spoken at numerous state and national criminal defense seminars around the country, most recently at the annual meeting of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Freeport, Maine, and for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers meeting in Key West, Florida.

Frank is a past-president of the Macon Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the 2012 President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He serves on the Board for the Federal Defenders of the Middle District of Georgia, an organization dedicated to the defense of indigent citizens in the United States District Court. He has been the Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative, appointed by the Chief Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, since 1998.

Education

J.D., Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, 1991
Cum laude

B.A., Atlanta Christian College, 1980
Magna cum laude

M.A. (theology), Emmanuel School of Religion , 1983
Summa cum laude

M.A. (philosophy), Georgia State University, 1988
Summa cum laude

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Georgia
Member Since: 1991

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Member Since: 1991

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Member Since: 1991

Supreme Court of Georgia
Member Since: 1991

Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member Since: 1991

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member Since: 1991

Publications

Criminal Law, Mercer Law Review, 1997-present

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