Born in Jackson, Mississippi, and reared on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi, Amanda is a native Mississippian. After graduating in ?1998 from Biloxi High School, Amanda attended the University of Mississippi where in 2002 she earned Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and English. Amanda's passion for assisting others led her to enroll in the University of Mississippi School of Law.
After graduating, Amanda began her legal career in Oxford, Mississippi as the Mississippi Taxpayer Assistance Project Director, a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. As Director from 2005 to 2011, she managed a Statewide project while providing services to the community through representation against the IRS and Mississippi Department of Revenue and community education. Given that Amanda grew up in Biloxi, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Amanda was afforded the opportunity to serve as the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps, Hurricane Katrina Initiative, Pro Bono Legal Corps Project Director, from 2006 - 2007, where she supervised four (4) attorneys that were responsible for organizing volunteer (pro bono) attorneys in Mississippi and lawyers willing to assist from other states. From 2007 to 2011, Amanda was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law where she taught law students within the Civil Legal Clinic, a clinical learning program. In 2012, Amanda opened her own law firm in Meridian, Mississippi. She was able to build a successful general practice law firm. When Amanda and her family returned to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2017, Amanda accepted an appointment with the Harrison County Youth Court.
Amanda opened her firm in the heart of downtown Biloxi, Mississippi in 2020. Her office is conveniently directly across from the Harrison County Courthouse, Second Judicial District. She represents individuals across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including Harrison County, Jackson County, and Hancock County. She currently practices in the areas of family law, taxation, wills and estates, consumer law, criminal law, and other general practice.
Amanda lives in North Biloxi with her husband, Jason, who is her high school sweetheart, and also originally from Biloxi, the Woolmarket area. They have two grade-school children together. Her family attends regular church services in the area, and is involved in various community outreach. Outside of the office Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also adores the nature that the Mississippi Gulf Coast offers, particularly the waters of the Back Bay of Biloxi areas.