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Amanda Raye Thornton

Divorce and separation Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   28 reviews

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About Amanda

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
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    The custody of minor children is often the primary concern for separating and divorcing couples. If you are facing a dispute with your spouse regarding child custody during or after divorce or separation, please contact Attorney Thorton today.

    16 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    50%
    If you're considering filing for divorce, or if your spouse is doing so, you are facing a difficult and emotional decision. Understanding your various options may help in the decision-making process. Let Attorney Thorton help. Call today.

    16 years

Ms. Thornton graduated from Nashville School of Law in 2007 and became licensed to practice law in Tennessee in October, 2007.   Ms. Thornton focuses on all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, contempt, modifications, child support, orders of protection, termination and adoption and grandparent's visitation.   

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Licensed for 16 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/17/2023

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

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Amanda Raye Thornton, Attorney at Law
300 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 402
Nashville, TN, 37201

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Posted by Jeremz | May 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Soldier To Head Into Battle With & For Ever!
She's Family to me now! Even 9yrs after my case! She got me custody of my 3 kids, and the stipulations to my divorce, custody, visitation rights for the other party, and child support setup anyway we felt fit per the judge, in the most minimal and I to the day possible to complete the case! She's got O.G status in the Court Room! And Willing to put her Nikes on and Go With You To Handle Biz With You In The Parking Lot if the other party wants to take it outside in the middle of court! Seriously! I Love Me Some Amanda! She got your back and getting that win! I Promise!
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Posted by Kristy | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer!!!
Amanda let me know up front what we were dealing with on the divorce. She never gave me false information or never told me what I wanted to hear Amanda always told me the truth from the very start even if I did not want to hear it. She had my sons best interest at heart when we were going through the whole process. The outcome of my divorce could not have been better. I am very pleased with how things turned out. It was a scary process and she always made it smooth and easy. She was always there to answer any questions that I had. I would Highly recommend Amanda Thornton she is the best!!!
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Posted by Glena | April 19, 2020
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Very smart, & very real!
She's a honest person & will do everything she can to get the results you desire! She will not fill you with false Hope's & will tell you exactly what you are expecting to battle when dealing with the court systems . When feeling hopeless she will provide clarity. She KNOWS her stuff! I've retained her twice for two different issues. My fiance will be retaining her soon over some custody issues as well. She works hard & is worth every penny.
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Posted by Jason | December 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Outstanding!
I hired Amanda to handle my contempt of court case and change of my original parenting plan. She did an outstanding job. She was very attentive and aggressive. I was very happy the the job that she did.
Posted by AZJK | January 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST for your kids!
Amanda is a SMART, efficient advocate! She is very easy to communicate with. When she referred to our kids as, "My boys", I was sold. She has the solutions and we can now rest easy thanks to her suggestions and actions.
Posted by Brandon | December 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Amanda is by far the best family law attorney I have encountered. All of the attorneys I spoke with prior to retaining Amanda gave mixed and inconsistent information. Due to the small town buddy system, many of them were afraid to take on my case. Amanda accepted my case and began working to fix my situation immediately. Amanda is a very straight forward and honest attorney, she does not sell you false hopes or ideas that are unattainable. For some clients this may not be what you want to hear, but it’s what you need to hear. Amanda’s office staff is very prompt and precise with handling all matters including but not limited to serving, processing, and collecting information. Thanks to Amanda I now have a reasonable amount of visitation, and am able to build a thriving relationship with my child. Should I ever need attorney services again there is no question that I will be a returning client. Prior to retaining an attorney elsewhere, I recommend that you give her a call.
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2018
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EXCELLENT
I am so grateful for Amanda Thornton. As the unmarried father in my custom situation, I really felt hopeless when my ex moved my children out of state. Amanda took over my case after several mis-steps were taken with another attorney. She was exceptionally knowledgeable about the laws and upfront about the process. She fought for me every step of the way, and ultimately we had a favorable outcome. Amanda didn't make any promises, but she listened and believed in me. She communicates every step of the way - and has a down to earth manor to explaining each step. Her knowledge of the law, strength, and wit brought the best possible outcome in a no win situation for me and my children. I absolutely recommend Amanda and her team.
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Posted by JS | October 10, 2018
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SUCCESSFUL, COMPASSIONATE, RESPONSIVE
She made the worst event of my life end quickly and to my favor. So reasonable in cost. Generous with her time, calls back and helps right away. The best attorney I ever had. Such a thoughtful and capable attorney. Really so thankful I had her.
Posted by Liz | July 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made it painless
Amanda was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Where I had questions, she had answers. She expedited the divorce process to the beat of her ability and I can not thank her enough for helping me turn the page and end that chapter of my life. She never once made me feel like she didn't have time for me nor that she wasn't invested in me getting the outcome I wanted. I tell anyone I can about her services. I'd give her 10 stars if I could.
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Posted by Brian | May 3, 2018
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Excellent
Amanda is down to earth, realistic and straight forward. She knows her stuff and constantly plays out every angle. A true advocate and a bulldog for fathers rights.
Posted by Angela | April 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amanda changed everything!
I had an attorney prior to hiring Amanda that was absolutely terrible. Once I fired them and hired Amanda mid-case, my entire situation did a complete 180. I was listened to, respected, my time wasn't abused, and I came out with everything I wanted. She fought for me like I was the only person she had on her agenda. I never once felt like she was too busy or didn't care. If I hadn't hired her, who knows where I would be. She was a life saver and a game changer. She doesn't take any BS and is a straight shooter too. I'll never have another attorney. She's the only one I'll ever use from now on. I can't thank her enough.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2018
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The Right Person
When Amanda took over my divorce case, I knew right away i was with right person! Before I met her I was weak and vulnerable, and then minute i told her about my case I finally felt like I had Strength again. She immediately understood me and the compassion she had for me I again knew i was with the right person. She had knowledge that left me with no worries. She knew the importance of my kids and I future and she made sure that we had a brighter future to look forward to . I recommend her highly. A person I can trust. Shes the Right person who got your back, she will and does goes over and beyond. The Compassion she gives and brings to the table and shows that she goes even more of what is asked of her is that she takes time to still talk to me on the phone if i have further questions, even a year later after my case! I couldnt ask for anyone better. I know that I can turn to her with any issue and she can solve it. She really has a care and love what she does because she gets the job done right
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Posted by Travis | December 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Amazing
Amanda was very in depth and detailed in all aspects of my case. During the hearing, she was very classy and presented herself, along with myself, in the most professional manner. Don't be fooled, she has no problem bringing out the claws if need be. I will continue to use her for my legal services in the future.
Posted by Kimberly | December 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Amanda is a great divorce/custody lawyer. I loved that she called me right away, listened to my situation and didn’t seem intimidated at all. She helped me understand the process we had to go through and I felt confident in all the motions & responses she submitted. She also has her own child, so I really feel like this helps her “get it” when you’re fighting for your kid. I also love that I can text her and expect a reply - something I hear is impossible with a lot of lawyers! I really felt cared about and I really cherish her for what she’s doing for my son and I! She also wasn’t afraid to tell me when I needed to STOP and let things go the way they needed to and I can say I appreciate that now! If I had to do it all over again, I’d choose her to represent me in a heartbeat! I also love her assistant Lisa, she is very helpful and to the point.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2017
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Amanda is an answered prayer...
My life was in shambles...my children were sent to live with their mother, while I was given supervised visitation. I lost my job, my children and my heart...I moved in with my parents and worked any place that would have me. My children cried each time they left me, which broke my heart, even more...This went on for almost four years...I was at my wits end...then one day, my prayers were answered. Amanda Raye Thornton came into my life...advised me in such a way that gave me hope, where I had not dared before. She placed things before me in such a way that made sense and she told me the truth, upfront. She didn't sugar coat what the outcome could be, but realized the injustice that had been committed against me and my family. As a result of Mrs. Thornton's faith in me, she brought me through the most difficult of situations imaginable. I can never thank her enough for helping to give back my children and having all restrictions lifted. Life is much easier to live today, as I move forward with my family. If you are in need of a family attorney who truly empathizes, please contact Mrs. Amanda Raye Thornton with Roberts, Thornton and Pence in Nashville, TN.
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Posted by Tonneshea | March 31, 2017
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Simply the best!
From the very beginning Ms. Thornton and her paralegal, Lisa were just the best. They were very thorough and informatve. I have recommended her to three different people. You won't be disappointed.
Posted by Jesse | February 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A Fighting Chance
I hired Ms. Thornton in 2016 for my child custody case. At the very beginning she said this is a process and throughout the entire case she had to remind my wife and I of this. My case ended up going into a full trial and Ms. Thornton fought for me, for my daughters. As a father I felt as if the odds were already stacked against me, but having a lawyer like Amanda gave me a fighting chance and full custody of my girls. There are no words to express how very grateful and appreciative I am of Ms. Thornton and her paralegal Lisa for everything they did to help my family!
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2016
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She has raised the bar! More than I expected!!
Will start this by saying you will never find a better lawyer it is very clear Amanda takes her job to heart she looks at each case as more than just a paycheck she made it feel as if we were a family fighting together. I am a father that was not only going for full custody but also, being as I live in Texas, I was asking the courts to allow my son to leave Tennessee, neither an easy thing to acomplish! Amanda was there for me 100% before, during, and even after court (don't want to leave out Lisa the woman behind the phone but the greatest help you could ask for) . Amanda absolutely destroyed the opposing party in court and won me full custody (let me add again I am the father). She was very reasonable with pricing and was dedicated and determined throughout everything. Now, months later, I am in a different state and heading back to court and Amanda still answers my phone calls and all my questions, as well as helping my new lawyer with anything he needs. I can honestly say she was so amazingly phenomenal I know I will never find another lawyer as good as her!! THANK YOU AMANDA FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE AND KEEP DOING FOR MY FAMILY!!!!!
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Posted by Tiffany | February 4, 2016
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Phenomenal Lawyer
Amanda Thornton is an excellent lawyer. She is so personable and attentive to her client's needs and concerns. She is very professional and does an outstanding job of representing her clients in court. We could not have asked for a better lawyer! Having her as our lawyer truly took the stress out of our court case!
Posted by Joseph | September 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Resounding custody success
First, let me say that Mrs. Thornton did an outstanding job in my custody matter. Secondly, she went above and beyond what one would normally expect of an attorney. She is who you would want to handle what is, quite possibly, one of the most important matters in your life. She is very strong in, and out of, the courtroom. Her arguments are precise, incisive, and very intelligent. Her knowledge of the finer points of the law and procedures is impressive. She will keep you appraised of the situation and communicates very well. In short, I would highly reccomend Mrs. Thornton. You could not ask for a tougher, smarter, sharper, or more diligent attorney. Your family deserves to be defended this well.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Thornton & Pence
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Roberts, Thornton & Pence
  • 2007 - 2019

Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2007
  • Western Kentucky University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • In re Blaklyn M.
  • Judgment of the trial court reversed and remanded for a parenting plan that increases Father's residential parenting time.
  • Jennifer Ferrari-Bullock v. Justin Randall
  • Original order of protection and support upheld, child support provision in the amended order of protection vacated and remanded.
  • Fagg v. Buettner-No. M2007-02748-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 10, 2008)
  • Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the trial court and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. Costs of appeal are assessed against State Farm.

Associations

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Sumner County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • TBA Family Law Forum
  • Mediations- Rule 31
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
Endorse Amanda
Child custody Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Amanda is very intelligent and represents her clients well. She cares about her clients and getting each one the best outcome. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Easy to work with and committed to the best interest of her client."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Amanda on several cases, and she is always well-prepared and represents her clients well. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Thornton is a tremendous asset to the legal community. Her tenacious trial skills balanced with her exceptional ability to negotiate sets her apart from her peers. Her willingness to go the extra mile and genuinely caring about their cases fills her clients with confidence and the assurance they are in good hands."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Thornton is tough in the courtroom, and she is fair and reasonable in her dealings with opposing counsel. She is always prepared."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Thornton adamantly and ethically represents her clients. She is thorough and fights hard to protect her clients interests. She is excellent in the courtroom. I endorse Ms. Thornton."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working with Ms. Thornton on several cases. She is well respected by her clients and peers. I am pleased to give her my endorsement."
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Nashville Divorce and separation Lawyer Amanda Raye Thornton
Amanda Raye Thornton
Divorce and separation Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation