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Amanda Leathers Dean

Practice areas:

Juvenile, Adoption, Family, Child Abuse

About Me

Amanda has Fought for the Best Interest of Children Involved in Hall County Juvenile Court and also as a Guardian ad Litem through out Georgia and Gainesville.

Gainesville, Georgia lawyer Amanda Dean has devoted much of her time to the practice of law for and on behalf of children. Attorney Dean is a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist and focuses much of her practice in Child Welfare issues.  Attorney Dean was previously selected by the Georgia Attorney General to be a Special Assistant Attorney General and represented the Hall County Department of Family and Children Services in Hall County Juvenile Court for over nine years. Attorney Dean handles deprivation cases arising from allegations of abuse or neglect of children. As a lawyer, Attorney Dean is actively involved in all aspects of the court process from the initial removal of the child from a parents’ home until either reunification of the child with the parent or termination of pa rental rights and adoption. Attorney Dean assists our clients in evaluating what is in the best interest of the child and then works to achieve the desired outcome, whether it is placement of the child with a relative or in the custody of the parents pursuant to a protective order.

Likewise, Attorney Dean in is a trained Guardian ad Litem charged with conducting an independent investigation in the Superior Courts of Georgia including divorce and child custody cases and then presenting a report and recommendation to the Judge regarding what is in the child’s best interest.

Additionally, Amanda assists our law firm clients in Adoptions.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Juvenile: 65%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Adoption: 20%
    12 years
  3. Family: 10%
    12 years
  4. Child Abuse: 5%
    12 years



Hourly ($75-150/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Nathanael Adamson Horsley

    I've known Amanda since law school and have only known her to do great work for her clients. She is a knowledgeable and effective advocate and will do what she can to achieve the best possible results in every case.


    Nathanael Horsley Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Melissa Sue Bowen

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Melissa Bowen Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Amanda L. Dean

P.O. Box 2807
Gainesville, GA, 30503



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200308/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateMid-sized firm in Gainesville, Georgia2004 - 2009
AssociateSmall firm in Lavonia, Georgia2003 - 2004
N/APublic Interest Practicum - University of Georgia School of Law2002 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Greater Hall Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - Present
Chatahoochee Inn of CourtBarrister2007 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Gainesville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trial Law SectionMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Breakfield & Dean, LLCArticlesN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Georgia, AthensDramaBA - Bachelor of Arts2000