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Amanda J Gentry

Criminal defense Attorney at Nashville, TN

4.2   14 reviews

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About Amanda

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Nashville Born and Raised, I spent most of my time zealously defending peoples constitutional rights in and and out of the courtrooms all across Middle Tennessee. I have 3 standard poodles names Joker, Penny, and Harley Quinn. 

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Licensed for 10 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/19/2022

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

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Law Office of Amanda Gentry - MAILING ADDRESS ONLY
4117 Hillsboro Pike #103-134
Nashville, TN, 37215-2728
Law Office of Amanda Gentry - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
4235 Hillsboro Pike Ste. 307
Nashville, TN, 37125
Law Office of Amanda Gentry
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - MURFREESBORO OFFICE
10B Public Square North
Murfreesboro, TN, 37130
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4.2 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Posted by Shelly | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer services
Ms Gentry was very thorough with respect to our legal representation. This was my first time hiring a lawyer. I was very pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend her. I hope to never have need of her services again, but I would not hesitate to call her again if needed.
Posted by Mollie | December 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Gem of an Attorney
I met Ms. Gentry approx. 2 years ago through my work in the legal field. I was immediately impressed by Ms. Gentry's ability to put one at ease, her grasp of legal issues, and the fact that she returns telephone calls promptly. While I have not personally used Ms. Gentry's services, I have referred 2 others who did hire Ms. Gentry, and they are extremely satisfied with Ms. Gentry's representation.
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Posted by Gabriel | November 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The one and only!
Ms.Gentry is a helpful, understanding professional who helped me through a difficult time with ease. To anyone reading this looking for the right man/woman for the job whatever it my be, let my testimony serve as proof that she can not only fulfill her duties as a lawyer, but she will do so with your best outcome in mind. Thank you!!!
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Posted by Sara | November 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great legal representation
She is a strong lawyer, doesn't play games she did exactly what she said she was going to do. I would recommend her to anyone seeking legal representation.
Posted by David | November 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Boating under the influence
My name is David M. I called Amanda's office to represent me in Davidson county for a BUI charge in June of 2017. She Called me right away. 1st time arrested. She had it reduced to. wreck less boating. Very reasonable retainer. She is very professional and knowledgeable of the laws and penalties. Well known and liked by the officers and prosecutors. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Antwon McCloud | October 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Amanda did a great job representing me. And gave me more knowledge of the law in the process.
Posted by Amber | October 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal and Divorce
I hired Amanda in September 2016 to represent me in a criminal case. She did helped me take care of the criminal case and in the meantime I started going thru the divorce and custody case. She was amazing the whole way! It was a long process but she was there with me the entire way!
Posted by Angie | October 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A great help!
Ms Gentry was always available for me with honest helpful guidance and got me results I wanted.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
more as friend
I called Ms. Gentry for the first time just the day before my court date, and I got helped. I can’t say more. She is the best
Posted by Raychael | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She was the best
Amanda worked so hard to make sure everything went smooth during my divorce.
Posted by Ryan king | May 30, 2015
very easy to get in touch very smart person and trustworthy
She is very attentive. She cares for all of her clients and took very good care of me. She does very good research so she can have the very best outcome for you. She will do her very best for you and your family. She is very dedicated to her work and will do the best to get the best possible outcome for all involved. She puts in more time and effort than any lawyer I have ever used. I recommend her very much. She worked hard for me. Thanks for letting me leave a comment.
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Posted by Tom | January 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Poor Communication / Attitude That Doesn't Seem to Care
Exactly what the title says. I've had dealings with attorneys for years for business and never have struggled so hard for communication. We even scheduled a set time to chat, confirmed the time in two emails and then was stood up and never really got an apology or any acknowledgement of the issues it created. I always like to feel that maybe an interaction happened at a hard time (End of 2020 and we're all stressed) but when you are dealing directly with things that have profound effect on someone's life, good communication shouldn't be a compromise.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2022
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Worst Experience I’ve Had
This is by far the worst experience I’ve had dealing with any “professional”. I was a paralegal for years and worked with and dealt with plenty of attorneys. None were like this! I spoke with Amanda only one time briefly before the trial and she was in the middle of a big case so she wasn’t as attentive. I emailed her before my trial to see is she needed anything from me or needed to meet. She said no (This was a visitation case and I hired an atty because previously the judge would not hear anything I was trying to say and I could not fail my child). Amanda came walking in after trial was supposed to start and sat away from my sister and I, because she was working on another case. She was so unprepared and her focus was on a “bigger” case. She even asked the judge to step out to call her office about a different case. She had no idea it was a trial (I told her that when we first met) and how unfit my child’s dad was. My child is in therapy because of his dad but the judge ruled on the fact they we were BOTH great parents. I paid Amanda every dime she asked for without question and I couldn’t afford it. When expressing my concerns with her she wasn’t even apologetic. She couldn’t hold herself accountable. She made it a yelling match. She even made the statement “I hate to say it, but this is what happens when you lawyer up”. Technically I didn’t have a lawyer present. She kept telling the judge “well I had no idea” and “I just recently got this case” (she had it for over 2 months). Amanda ask my child’s dad one question “what county do you stay in” and she asked me a few, but it’s what I wrote on her pad during trial. She told me she didn’t know anything about my case because I didn’t meet with her. Told me she is available every Saturday for her clients. How was I supposed to know that if I’ve never been told? Even when I asked her before trial, she never mentioned it. I’m disappointed that money I didn’t have went in her pockets for nothing. However, I’m more hurt because she failed my child. Thanks Amanda!
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Posted by Leah | June 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer Fail
Amanda Gentry does the least amount of work possible for a paycheck. And please don't try to contact her in an emergency situation that requires legal advice passed 5pm on a Friday or you will receive a snarky text reply from her that states "Well, it's 5:10pm on a Friday, there's nothing I can do for you." Even you simply require a "yes" or "no" response. This includes Saturday and Sundays! Hopefully any legal advise you may need occurs on her designated time clock or you will be made to feel like a fool for contacting her. She's harsh and rude, and not just toward her defense (which would be beneficial) but, worse, even toward her own clients. Having never been to court in my life for any legal matter, she made me cry and almost fire her on the spot after the realization that she came completely unprepared and not knowing anything about my domestic abuse case prior to the court date. She suggested I take a deal that couldn't have been worse for my well-being and the well-being of my child. I declined proposals against her "legal suggestions" until I finally felt I had an offer worth presenting. (I decided to have my own back and find a new lawyer moving forward.) If you like to be talked down to, and belittled for your lack of knowledge of the legal system, she may be right for you. If you want someone to believe in you, support you, and win for you, (not just convince you to take a deal so she can clock out), do not hire this miserable woman with a criminal law degree.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office Of Amanda J. Gentry
  • 2013 - Present

Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • DUI 3RD DISMISSAL
  • DISMISSED ALL COUNTS

Associations

  • Sumner County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Middle Tennessee Lawyers Association of Women
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Rutherford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Outstanding Mentor of The Year
  • Belmont Law School
  • 2018
  • Workhorse Award
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Tennessee Legislative Update
  • Tennessee Legislative Update
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (15)
Endorse Amanda
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amanda is a brilliant and vigorous advocate. I've seen her work miracles in counties all over middle Tennessee."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amanda is a very hard working and knowledgeable lawyer - I highly recommend!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to endorse this lawyer. Amanda and I were classmates in law school and now practice in the same community. She has a brilliant mind and even better personality. Fortunately we do not practice in the same field of law because I would not want to go up against her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to be a fellow attorney with Amanda Gentry. She is known to have a unique passion for her clients and the law. She is a tremendously hard worker and I recommend her to anyone needing a criminal attorney in Tennessee."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Gentry is an outstanding attorney whose dedication to clients extends beyond the courtroom. From lobbying on behalf of criminal defendants at the Tennessee General Assembly to working with clients at all hours of the day and night, Amanda is a true advocate whose skill and hard work are of the highest caliber."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've seen Amanda Gentry at work. She's brilliant. Her hard work and dedication to her clients make her an extremely valuable member of our local bar. You can't go wrong hiring Amanda."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Want aggressive, yet respectful? Want zealous, yet understanding? You want a resourceful and well-rounded attorney in the field of Criminal Defense, Family, or Probate Law? Look no further. Amanda Gentry is the one you seek. She is a zealous advocate, yet sympathetic and respectful. She fights hard for her clients, but does so in a way that she still maintains good professional relationships. She is highly respected by the District Attorney’s Office, the Judges, clerks, and other attorneys. She is the right choice if you want to win. I strongly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a zealous advocate who truly cares about her clients. Her mixture of empathy and tenacity makes her truly one-of-a-kind."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Amanda. Every attorney in Middle Tennessee knows she's one of the best, fiercest, and most committed lawyers in the business. Amanda's clients love her and are lucky to have her in their corner, and they know it. She has my strongest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a dedicated, aggressive, and sincere attorney. She goes to great lengths for her clients. Amanda is a devoted board member of TACDL - Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. As a result, she gets to interact daily with Tennessee's finest criminal defense lawyers, observe their methods and tactics, and has access to the best criminal defense materials and training that are available. She does not roll over when things get tough. She loves her job and is dedicated to helping others and it shows. She achieves excellent results and I highly endorse her without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda has served as somewhat of a mentor to me in my young legal career. She is a fantastic criminal defense attorney who goes above and beyond for all clients. I am lucky to call her both my colleague and my friend."
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Nashville Criminal defense Lawyer Amanda J Gentry
Amanda J Gentry
Criminal defense Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation