Judge Michael E. Spitzer, Circuit and Chancery Courts

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Judge Michael E. Spitzer, 21st District Circuit and Chancery Courts

CIRCUIT COURT HEARS CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CASES AND APPEALS OF DECISIONS FROM JUVENILE AND GENERAL SESSIONS COURTS. CHANCERY COURT HEARS DOMESTIC RELATIONS, CIVIL CASES, ESTATES, CONSERVATORSHIPS AND GUARDIANSHIPS.

JUDGE MICHAEL E. SPITZER

Judge Michael E. Spitzer, the presiding Circuit Court judge for Perry, Lewis, Hickman, and Williamson Counties in the 32nd Judicial District, was appointed in 2018, by Gov. Haslam after a new trial court judgeship was established by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier in the year.  After the elections of August 2022, Perry County is now in the newly created 32nd Judicial District, which includes Perry, Lewis and Hickman Counties.  

JUDGE MICHAEL E. SPITZER

Judge Michael E. SpitzerJudge Michael E. Spitzer, the presiding Circuit Court judge for Perry, Lewis, Hickman, and Williamson Counties in the 21st Judicial District, was appointed in 2018, by Gov. Haslam after a new trial court judgeship was established by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier in the year.  After the elections of August 2022, Perry County will be in the newly created 32nd Judicial District, which will include Perry, Lewis and Hickman Counties.  

“Mike brings substantial experience and a great understanding of all counties in this district,” Haslam said. “Those qualities and his even temperament, integrity, and commitment to serving others make him well-suited to assume this newly created position.”

Judge Spitzer's contact information is:

32nd Judicial District Circuit Judge
Division V
105 East 4th Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Work Phone: (931) 295-3500

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Michael E. Spitzer was born in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee and remained a resident of Jackson until he began his college work in 1968.

Michael E. Spitzer has been practicing law in the State of Tennessee after having received his license in October of 1983.   Initially Mr. Spitzer began his practice as a partner in the firm of Keaton, Turner & Spitzer and then after the death and retirement of his partners in 2004 continued as The Spitzer Firm.  Presently he has taken on a partner, Jack B. D. Heath, and the firm is identified as Spitzer & Heath with offices at 19 Cedar Street, Hohenwald, Tn. 38462.

Upon graduation from University of Tennessee Martin, with a B.S. in Education, Mr. Spitzer began his professional career as a school teacher and subsequently became a Principal of a K-4 Elementary School and then served as a High School principal.   Upon graduation from Memphis State University, with his Juris Doctorate degree, Mr. Spitzer began working in the General Counsel’s Office for United Inns of Memphis until he returned to Lewis County, Tennessee, to begin his legal career with Keaton, Turner and Spitzer

Mr. Spitzer is married to Dana Spitzer, formerly of Bridge City, Texas and they live on a farm on the Buffalo River in Lewis County, Tennessee.  They have three children and 8 grandchildren, all of whom love the out of doors and peace that comes from the spring fed creeks and lake located on the Spitzer farm.  Fishing, reading, music and enjoying the out of doors are recognized hobbies for the whole family.  He has taught an adult Sunday School Class at First Methodist Church, Hohenwald, Tennessee for over 25 years.

Michael E. Spitzer is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation,  General Counsel of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, American Bar Association, Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; Board of Law Examiners Interviewer, Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Officer, Former member of the Judicial Nominations Commission appointed by Speaker Beth Harwell, Member of the Governor’s Counsel on Judicial Appointments, Commissioner for the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program, and serves on several other Boards and Commissions.

Mr. Spitzer serves as City Attorney for Hohenwald and the City of Lobelville in Perry County.  He is the attorney for the Lewis County School Board, and is primarily engaged in Insurance Defense representing Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in numerous counties throughout southern Middle Tennessee and has an active real estate and estate practice. He has held the Martindale Hubbell highest AV rating for many years.

Mr. Spitzer is proud to be an attorney and believes that Tennessee has the greatest attorneys and judges in the country.  He stated, “Being a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission and the Governor’s Judicial Selection Council has allowed me the opportunity of traveling  throughout the State of Tennessee to interview and examine applicants for judicial positions.  I continue to stand in awe of the commitment, character and zeal of the attorneys in our state.  We have people in this profession who reach out from their jobs to assist people in need, provide pro bono services and who truly care about their fellow man.  In terms of the judiciary, our judges are caring, compassionate, intellectual, and serve with a mission to greatness.  Certainly it is an honor to be an attorney in Tennessee.”

 

Perry County Circuit Court Clerk:
121 Main St., Linden TN 37096
(931) 589-2218

 

Perry County Chancery Court Clerk & Master:
121 Main St., Linden TN 37096
(931) 589-2217

 

Perry County Sheriff's Office:
582 Bethel Rd., Linden TN 37096
(931) 589-8803

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