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Amanda Speights

Amanda Speights is a co-founder and lead family law attorney at Speights Law, PC in Cherokee County. She is an experienced family law lawyer who handles an assortment of domestic cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, appeals and other types of litigation in the state of Georgia.

Amanda Speights graduated first in her law school class from John Marshall Law School in (2009). While is law school, she served as editor-in-chief of the John Marshall Law Journal. In addition, Speights received numerous awards and accolades in law school, including the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence (Class Valedictorian), Salomon Scholarship, and CALI Excellence for the Future Award.

Since she began practicing law in 2009, Amanda has argued and won cases before every court in Georgia, from the courts in Cherokee County to the Georgia Supreme Court.

 

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She recently represented a client who was falsely accused of molesting his child by his wife. After the wife tried to forcibly remove her client from his home, Amanda Speights represented him through the divorce and child custody case that followed.

By proving in court that the wife fabricated the allegations, she was able to help the husband receive primary custody of his children and he is now able to actively participate in taking care of and making decisions for his children.

Amanda Speights states that the best part of her job is helping her clients resolve their family disputes in a way that provides the best resolution possible for families and their children.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Appeals
  • Criminal Law

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, May 2009, first in graduating class
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence (Valedictorian)
  • Salomon Scholarship
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • John Marshall Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief
  • Kennesaw State University
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
  • Major: English

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association

Satisfied Client

“Since the divorce and change in visitation schedule [my daughter] has brought up all her failing grades! You have made a huge impact in both our lives and for that I'm forever grateful!’

Satisfied Client

“Thank you so much for all of your help in presenting the case and getting the outcome we so desperately wanted and needed! We cannot thank you enough! We seriously feel as if a weight has been lifted off of us and are so happy [my son] will continue in the life he knows and will be safe and happy!”

Satisfied Client

“A few months ago I was in a desperate legal situation concerning the custody of my children. I called a ton of law firms to get legal advice and see what my rights were.  I had a lot of response, but none compared to the phone conversation I had with Amanda Speights with Speights Law Firm.  She did not just give me a response she gave me hope.  She is an amazing lawyer who fought for my rights and the rights of my children.”

Satisfied Client

“Amanda is someone who I was so thankful to have on my side, not only when it was time to go to court, but all the way through the process. She understood the importance and the urgency of my situation. She took the time to explain things to me that I did not understand and she delivered an extremely intelligent and well organized approach throughout the entire case. Peace of mind is priceless and that is a gift that was given to me by Amanda that I will never forget.”

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