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Hodum Law attorney Charles E. Hodum.

Charles E. Hodum Attorney


Mr. Hodum has been engaged in the practice of law since 1986. He has appeared before State courts throughout Tennessee and Mississippi  in both bench trials and jury trials. During his career, Mr. Hodum first served as an Assistant District Attorney General for the Tenth Judicial District inEast Tennessee.

However, for the last twenty years he has been actively engaged in handling difficult divorce and family law matters, consultation and representation of business and corporate clients, representation of well known entertainment figures in entertainment related matters involving television personalities, rock and roll performers, country music personalities, professional songwriters, event promoters, television and record producer consultation, representation in personal service contract negotiations and the defense of persons accused of criminal misdemeanor and felony charges in both Tennessee and Mississippi.

Mr. Hodum has also previously appeared as special counsel in matters in the states of Texas and Arkansas.


He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing Management in 1982 from Memphis State University and later in 1986 received a Juris Doctor degree from the Memphis State School of Law. Hodum attended the Vanderbilt University Law School in the spring of 2005 taking regular course work in Entertainment Law Industries. He has also assisted and counseled with the Blues Foundation located in Memphis Tennessee in conjunction with their yearly Handy Blues Awards show.

Courts Admitted To Practice Before

  • Tennessee Circuit, Chancery, Juvenile and Probate State Courts
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals
  • Mississippi Circuit, Chancery, County and Justice Courts
  • Tennessee and Mississippi Federal District Appellate Courts


  • Tennessee Criminal, Circuit and Chancery Courts including:
  • Bradley County in Cleveland, Tennessee
  • McMinn County in Athens, Tennessee
  • Monroe County in Madisonville, Tennessee
  • Polk County in Benton, Tennessee
  • Knox County in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Hamilton County in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Rutherford County in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Carrol County in Huntington, Tennessee
  • Henry County in Paris, Tennessee
  • Decatur County in Decaturville, Tennessee
  • Sumner County in Gallatin, Tennessee
  • Davidson County in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Coffee County in Manchester, Tennessee
  • Lauderdale County in Ripley, Tennessee
  • Lawrence County in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
  • Madison County in Jackson, Tennessee
  • Haywood County in Brownsville, Tennessee
  • Fayette County in Somerville, Tennessee
  • Hardeman County in Bolivar, Tennessee
  • McNairy County in Selmer, Tennessee
  • Hardin County in Savannah, Tennessee
  • Henderson County in Lexington, Tennessee
  • Dyer County in Dyersburg, Tennessee
  • Shelby County, in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mississippi Criminal, Circuit and Chancery Courts
  • Desoto County in Hernando, Mississippi
  • Marshall County in Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • Benton County in Ashland, Mississippi
  • Tippah County in Ripley, Mississippi
  • Alcorn County in Corinth, Mississippi
  • Union County in New Albany, Mississippi
  • Tate County in Senatobia, Mississippi
  • Calhoun County in Pittsboro, Mississippi
  • LaFayette County in Oxford, Mississippi
  • Lee County in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Harrison County in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Grenada County in Grenada, Mississippi
  • Monroe County in Aberdeen, Mississippi
  • Prentiss County in Booneville, Mississippi
  • Panola County in Batesville, Mississippi
  • Tishomingo County in Iuka, Mississippi
  • LeFlore County in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Cohoma County in Clarksdale, Mississippi
  • Ittawamba County in Fulton, Mississippi Outside Appearances as Special CounselCold Spring, Texas
  • Jonesboro, Arkansas

Mr. Hodum has also served as a speaker at various legal seminars sponsored by the University of Mississippi Law School and the Mississippi Bar Association Family Law Section.


Charles E. Hodum
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 901.853.8110
Fax: 901.853.0473