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Amanda Gerhardt Crowell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lebanon, TN

4.9   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1992
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About Amanda

Learn Amanda’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    This area includes all areas of family law including divorce, custody, support, alimony, paternity, grandparent visitation, and parental relocation, and post divorce issues.

    26 years

  2. Family

  3. Adoption
    This area includes step parent and other related adoptions as well as unrelated adoptions.

    26 years

  4. Appeals
    I handle appeals in the area of family law for the entire middle Tennessee region.

    26 years

For more than twenty years,  I have devoted my practice to trial work, specifically work that involves representing and helping families.


Much of my work centers on divorce and custody.  Divorce is a uniquely personal experience.  I help my clients navigate through this difficult time in their lives with dignity, respect, and compassion.  


In my adoption practice, I represent adoptive parents, biological parents, and step parents in private and agency adoptions.   For all matters, I help my clients identify their goals and determine how best to achieve them.  


Kane & Crowell Family Law Center
133 S College St
Lebanon, TN, 37087-3611


4.9 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Cassie | February 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She is an EXCELLENT attorney!
Amanda Crowell is by far the best lawyer EVER! I know, that sounds dramatic BUT it’s the truth. My family unfortunately had to go through a horrible custody battle and I don’t even want to think what could have been if she wasn’t there with us. Emotions ran high but she was calm and grounded. She was in complete control of that court room the entire 4 day trial! Even the opposing attorney just watched her in awe. No other lawyer would have put in the time, energy or anything else to know the case like she did. My family will be forever grateful for her. She truly was blessed with a gift.
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Posted by Dick | July 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable & Professional
Amanda has been my go to lawyer for over 12 years, handling divorce and child support issues for me, and post divorce issues. I fully intend to do my estate business with her and the Kane-Crowell law firm. Amanda always returns my calls and emails, and working out of state , the value of being able to communicate with my lawyer is monumental. The firm has a top notch staff of people who all are willing to help and are always pleasant. You won’t regret doing business with Amanda. She has your best interests at heart and will give her best for you in any situation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
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Great Lawyer
A lawyer I personally know recommended Amanda for my divorce case. Amanda is very intelligent, knowledgeable, organized, attentive, and focused, her demeanor calm and reassuring in her office, a powerful force in the courtroom. She anticipated every move the opposing party was going to make during the whole process and was prepared to the T, always keeping me in the loop about what happened and the next steps. Amanda and her paralegal, Kayla, make a great team - they were quick to answer any questions I had, gave valuable advice throughout the whole process, and were able to work around my work schedule concerning appointments. They were the calm during the storm and worked very hard for a very good outcome for me and my children. I could not have hired a better lawyer to represent myself and be my voice during this extremely stressful time.
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Posted by Marc | March 2, 2018
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Very satisfied!
My wife and I hired Amanda to develop a last will & testament, Power of Attorney for finance, Power of attorney for health, etc. We were very satisfied with her work. The documents were produced in a timely manner as promised and we were charged the exact price we were quoted when we first met. She was very professional, yet personal with all of our questions and concerns. We will not hesitate to hire Mrs. Crowell in the future if we need an attorney. We highly recommend her.
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Posted by Melissa | January 10, 2018
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Amanda handled my divorce case. She was very knowledgeable and responded to any questions I had in a very timely miner. The fees were very reasonable and I highly recommend her.
Posted by Jill | December 19, 2017
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Would definitely recommend.
Amanda was very knowledgeable and responsive to my needs. Everything was handled promptly and the fees were reasonable for the quality of service provided. I am a very satisfied client.
Posted by Sara | November 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
She delivers
At first, I thought she seemed aloof & unassertive, but I held on to my faith as to why I felt she was the right one to begin with, and pushed forward. She is classy, confident, and intelligent. What I had to learn was that MY divorce was a HUGE deal to me, but they have a job to do & they won't be holding your hand...unless you pay them very handsomely do so. My divorce went to trial & I learned that Amamda had been paying very close attention all along. Her experience shows in the courtroom & she doesn't make "noise" until she needs to. She's all bite, no bark. I highly recommend Amanda Crowell...and her wonderful paralegal, Kayla.
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Posted by Gary Carter | July 24, 2016
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Not just an Attorney but now a Family friend for life
I first woukd like to explain that my custody case was out of the ordinary. I live in California and my ex wife and daughter lived in TN. So immediatly that makes it harder for an attorney to represent you. Amanda had absolutly no problem taking my case even with a full caseload. We had a phone consultation and i knew right away that she was the one i needed.. after firing my previous attorney out of nashville torepresent me in a wilson county case... big mistake. Anyhow... after our first contact i hired Amanda. Through my entire case which lasted 3.5 yrs.. Amanda eas amazing. My case was long because of many issues regarding...we didnt know who had actual custody of my daughter.... so upon finding out my ex mother in law had custody and my ex wife lost custody... it was a huge case. Amanda took it with stride. Fighting for me like i have never seen. The amount of heart and dedication that she put into my case , im absolutley convinced is what lead to me obtaining 100% full custody and the other parties involved have summer visitation , supervised only. When it came time for court ...Amanda was on top of her game. She was extrmely articulated and very witty about the questions that she was asking. Amanda put her series of questions in order , this way she was almost telling a story with the other parties confirming what she said... which was absolutly amazing. Cross examination of me by their attorneys, yes i said attorneys. My ex mother law miss money bags. Hired 2 attorneys to fight me in court. Amanda had her work cutt out for her... upon my cross examination i will say that i kind of bombed it... i did great with Amanda questiining me... but when the other parties attorneys were asking me questions about issues ...i bombed.. it didnt look good for us. However....that didnt affect Amandas performance. She took it like a strong decisive move to hit them harder. She worked every night after court and every morning before court on this case. Our case was just us being heard. For 3 days ...started at 9am and we didnt finish each day until court closed at 4pm. Amanda put her heart and soul into this. Absolutey no amouny of money can repay her for what she put into my case. This woman took a personal view to our case and believed what she was fighting so hard for. Which is why i can honestly say, we are now friends. My entire immediate family flew to TN to go to court with me. Every person loved Amanda. She is very professiinal. She is very sweet to her clients , and she is an absolute joy to be around. She even met us all on sunday before court monday , in order to meet with us and go over questions that i had and introduce herself to us because qe had only talked on the phone and e mailed eachother for so long. Thats the type of Attorney that everyone needs. She will put you first. She will fight for you as hard as she can, and she will do the work and get to know you as a person and not just another "client". We truly believe that Amanda was put into our lives by the hand of God. A wonderful person, a mother herself, and in the 10 yrs of going through other attorneys and consultations and fighting with the opposing parties , she is and has been the best i have found in the state of TN. We love you Amanda. And we love the things that you did for us , that you DID NOT have to do. You went the extra mile and did what you know was right. You fought tooth and nail for us and like i said...NO amount of money could ever pay you back for what you gave us. Thank you so so much. Everyone reading this..... you will absolutely NOT find another lawyer in the state of TN like this woman. She will do everything in her power that she can do for you. Take my advice, hire Amanda Crowell. I will never use anyone else.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2016
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She is wonderful!
Amanda is attentive, available, and very effective! I can't say enough good things about her. She helped resolve my divorce case quickly and beneficially. She is compassionate and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amanda was great to work with and very professional. Easy to get in touch with and answered all questions in a timely matter. She made sure my divorce papers were completely accurate and she moved as swiftly as possible. She really was professional and compassionate to my case. I would recommend her and use her again if the time ever arises. Thanks Amanada!
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Posted by Becky | July 7, 2016
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My divorce crossed state lines and required dealing with a very unreasonable husband who constantly put us off and changed his mind. He made it a very difficult process. Amanda was compassionate and patient .
Posted by sean | February 19, 2015
fantastic lawyer
I hired her for a hard battle and she went up against another very tough lawyer and she was excellent I won my case and got everything I asked for.
Posted by Landon | December 3, 2014
Excellent Experience
Amanda was great to deal with. Excellent advise. Always available via email with quick responses/replies to questions. Couldn't have asked for better representation or outcome. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2014
Strongly Recommend
She is very professional, even when dealing with frantic clients. she was very informative and kept me up to date through a very awkward divorce situation. I would definitely go to her for any legal needs i have in the future!
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2014
Strongly Recommend Family Law Attorney
Amanda's ability to educate and advocate for her clients in an area of law that is both complex and filled with emotional turmoil sets her apart from other attorney's practicing family law. She breaks down the complexities and explains in a way that is easy to comprehend. She also recognizes clients are facing difficult life-changing situations and guides them through the legal process with the perfect balance between nurturing and as a legal advocate asserting and protecting the rights of both myself and child. Amanda is equally strong in the strategy and tactics she brings to the courtroom for her clients.
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Posted by Margaret | November 24, 2014
She's not just a lawyer she's a friend.
She has helped me in more than one way. Adoption, advise, seperation, reconciliation, divorced, and she finds answers to questions that is not one of her specialties. She's compassionate, hard worker, relentless, always keeps in touch with updates. She's an amazing attorney and the best choice I could have made. If you need help in anyway contact her. If she can't fix it she will point you to the person who can.
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Posted by Katja | March 20, 2014
Divorce/Child Support/Relocation
Amanda represented me 4 different times from Divorce/Modification of Parenting plan to a current case for my Relocation with my minor child. She is and has always been highly invested in each case, very informative and knowledgeable each time. She strives to win each case and it shows with her efforts each time. Very strong and confident attorney and also compassionate to the clients needs and feelings. I would use her anytime again to represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2016
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Knows the business, not the client
Amanda is a very intelligent attorney who knows family law quite well. My case did not end well and I believe it has a lot to do with the fact that I was not well prepared for trial. I really wish I had been advised that common sense is not use in family court. Our pretrial meeting was held in very short time and she seemed rushed. I was very disappointed with my services received and felt that given her high rates I should have expected a much fervent attorney. I genuinely think that because she felt we had a strong case she didn't prioritize my case and it cost me more than just money. I would not recommend her for any complex cases.
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Response from Amanda Crowell June 27, 2016
We are sorry if you experienced anything less than 100% satisfaction with our firm. This matter does not sound familiar, and we strive for the utmost in client satisfaction in every case. Clients are always advised that the most important factor in the outcome of any case is their own credibility and that of their witnesses. Please contact me directly to discuss any specific concerns.
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McBrien, Kane & Crowell
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney at Law
  • Lee & Lee Attorneys At Law, PC
  • 1998 - 2014
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Tennessee Department Of Health
  • 1993 - 1998


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Tennessee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Buchanan v. Buchanan, 2015 Tenn. App. LEXIS 627
  • Trial court reversed.
  • Keisling v. Keisling, 196 S.W.3d 703, (Tenn. Ct. App. 2005)
  • Client prevailed at both trial and appellate court level


  • 15th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Leadership Wilson
  • Graduate
  • 2003 - 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Directory
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firm
  • Wilson Post Newspaper
  • 2016
  • Woman of Wilson
  • Wilson Post Newspaper
  • 2015
  • Dean's List
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 1990
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Tennessee
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is intelligent, thorough, and is a zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been on the opposite side of many cases with Amanda, and I have also mediated many cases in which she has been involved. Amanda is always well prepared; knowledgeable about the law and the facts of her case; and advocates strongly for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda is a very caring, compassionate and detail oriented lawyer. She makes clients feel taken care of from their first meeting till conclusion of the case. The best thing is she gets results for her clients. Amanda is a well respected attorney by her peers and the local judges. It is an honor to work alongside such a great family lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Amanda for over seven years. I have found her to be the utmost professional with her clients and with opposing parties. I have seen her work behind the scenes and cannot say enough about her knowledge and skills as an attorney. She is dedicated to being extremely knowledgeable about the law and being comprehensive as she possibly can with her cases. Maybe what impresses me the most about Amanda is the fact that she is so respected by her fellow attorneys as well as judges. That means a lot."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have previously worked with Amanda and she attacks every case with a professional and methodical approach. Over the past few years she has demonstrated her attention to detail through her care, respect and overall way she does business."
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