Amanda Ward joined the firm as an associate in 2018, following her graduation from the University of Georgia School of Law. She is developing her legal expertise in all areas of family and child welfare law, including divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, adoption, legitimation, and pre and post nuptial agreements.
Amanda graduated magna cum laude in 2009 from University of North Georgia with a B.S. in psychology and then graduated with distinction in 2011 from Brenau University with a M.S. in clinical counseling psychology. She is licensed through the State of Georgia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Before embarking on her legal career, Amanda was a forensic interviewer at Edmonson-Telford Center for Children and operated a private practice at Chattahoochee Child Psychology where she evaluated and treated children and their families through a variety of stressful and emotional circumstances, including those associated with divorce, trauma, abuse, and co-parenting.
With this dynamic background, Amanda is a strong advocate for her clients who seek the best legal outcome for their children following divorce and, as a Guardian ad Litem in custodial disputes, she provides valuable, empirically-supported recommendations about the best interests of children.
Amanda served on the Honor Court and as President of the Family Law Society at the University of Georgia School of Law and is a member of Phi Alpha Delta and Orr Inn of Court. Amanda is also active in the Gainesville and Hall county community as a member of the Gainesville-Hall County Junior League since 2011. She is also affiliated with Gainesville First United Methodist Church, Lanier Aquatics, and the Mount Vernon Exploratory School community.Practices Family Law Adoption