Skip to main content

Amanda Branam Dunn

Criminal defense Attorney at Chattanooga, TN

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 17 years
    Tennessee - TN 20 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Amanda

Learn Amanda’s areas of practice.


Houston & Alexander, PLLC
3417 Dayton Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN, 37415

Criminal Defense lawyers nearby


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Phyllis | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Amanda Dunn of Houston and Alexander, represented my son who was facing a minimum 10 year sentence for a federal drug conspiracy charge. Through her excellent investigation skills, collection of evidence, support documentation and verbal arguments, she was instrumental in getting the sentencing cut in half. I’m very grateful for her advocacy and for keeping me informed throughout the 7-month process. Her compassion, expertise and professionalism was evident every step of the way. If I’m ever asked for a recommendation for a lawyer in the chattanooga area, I would jump at the chance to offer up Amanda’s name.
Read less
Posted by Jerry | February 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI defense
I got arrested for sleeping in my work van at an Applesbees. I had drank a little too much at the bar and didn't want to drive across the street to my hotel. After leaving Amanda a voicemail about my case, she called me back fast and had already looked up my case number and knew all about my case. She saved me time by postponing my first court date (my b.a.c hadn't came back yet), so it would of been a waste of time. When court arrived, she worked with the district attorney and judge to get the case dismissed and was successful. She's a good one. Very smart and respectable.
Read less
Posted by Mark | October 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
After 13 years I decided to file for custody of my son due to the actions of his mother what I thought would be an extremely painful hard-fought long process Amanda made painless simple and she was able to use the evidence I had gathered to prove our case if you ever need a lawyer for a situation such as this she is definitely the person to hire
Read less
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Abuse Charges
We hired Amanda to represent us in a situation where child abuse charges and domestic violence charges were made. This situation was a setup on both parts as our side was innocent. Amanda stayed on top of the issues from both sides by communicating clearly and quickly with all parties involved, us, the DA and the other party's lawyer. It all came down to being in the wrong place at the wrong time, hind sight is 20/20 as they say. However, Amanda was able to advise us of a plea bargain plan that was successful. Probation and anger management ended up being a small price to pay in comparison to jail time for an innocent mistake made. It was a hard experience, but Amanda was right there for us and we greatly appreciate it! We would highly recommend her to anyone!
Read less


We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Luther Anderson
  • 2004 - 2015


  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2004
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • B.S.
  • 1999


  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Unbought and Unbossed
  • Girls, Inc.
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee
  • 2011
View all awards

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (0)
Endorse Amanda
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is an incredible attorney, a rare combination of skill and smarts coupled with a great work ethic and a very likable personality. There is a reason every person in the courthouse knows and recommends Amanda-she is a great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with and for Amanda for several years. She is an excellent attorney. She is one of the most intelligent and strategic legal minds that I know. She is a zealous advocate for her clients in and out or the court room. I have referred my own friends and family to her for their legal matters. I highly recommend Amanda."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Amanda is an excellent advocate on behalf of her clients. As a former state prosecutor, I handled several cases on the other side of the aisle from her. She was always prepared and professional. She would be a wonderful choice for criminal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mrs. Dunn is a respected attorney in the Chattanooga area. I endorse this lawyer Without hesitation!"
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Chattanooga Criminal defense Lawyer Amanda Branam Dunn
Amanda Branam Dunn
Criminal defense Attorney
Chattanooga, TN
Licensed for 20 years