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Born in Jackson, Mississippi, and reared on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi, Amanda is a native Mississippian.  After graduating in 1998 from Biloxi High School, Amanda attended the University of Mississippi where in 2002 she earned Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and English.  While in college she took care to do well in her studies, and in addition to participation in multiple philanthropic activities, she served as the president of Psi Chi Honor Society, vice president of Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society, and as an officer within the Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity. 

Amanda's passion for assisting others led her to enroll in the University of Mississippi School of Law. Amanda distinguished herself both in and out of the classroom.  As a law student she was admitted to practice law within the State as a student attorney under the Mississippi Limited Practice Act.  She practiced  law under the Second Circuit District Attorney's Office where she assisted in the prosecution of felony criminal cases on behalf of the State of Mississippi in Harrison county.  She also practiced within the Domestic Violence Division of the University of Mississippi School of Law Civil Legal Clinic, where she represented victims of domestic violence.   Throughout law school Amanda volunteered at North Mississippi Rural Legal Services where she assisted in the legal representation of low income individuals in various civil matters.  At Ole Miss Law School, Amanda served as the president of the Law Association of Women, as an officer within the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, and a member of the Public Interest Law Foundation and Federalist Society.  She graduated with her Juris Doctor degree, law degree, in 2004. 

After graduating, Amanda began her legal career stationed in Oxford, Mississippi as the Mississippi Taxpayer Assistance Project Director, a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.  As the Director from 2005 to 2011, she managed a Statewide project while providing services to the community through representation and community education.  She represented low to moderate income taxpayers throughout the State in the areas of state and federal taxation, including representation before the Internal Revenue Service in examination, appeals, and collection, and the United States Tax Court. 

In addition to serving as the Mississippi Taxpayer Assistance Project Director, given the legal needs of low income individuals, Amanda also represented clients in the areas of family law, consumer law, bankruptcy law, estates law, housing law, and poverty law.  She also provided educational seminars to community members, including professional, civic, and academic groups, on topics including estates planning, elder law, legal rights, asset building and protection, foreclosure prevention, landlord/tenant rights, consumer protection issues and rights, and domestic violence. 

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, after securing a grant for the program, in 2006 and 2007, Amanda was afforded the opportunity to serve as the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps, Hurricane Katrina Initiative, Pro Bono Legal Corps Project Director, providing her with the opportunity to give back to her community during a grave time of need.  In this position, she supervised four attorneys that were responsible for providing representation and education to victims of Hurricane Katrina.  The Project allowed for several hundred attorneys, including out of state attorneys, to be recruited to represent individuals with legal issues stemming from Hurricane Katrina. 

From 2007 to 2011, Amanda was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law where she taught law students within the Civil Legal Clinic, a clinical learning program.  This position allowed her the opportunity to teach law students both substantive and procedural law in the area of taxation.  In addition, she supervised the students as they provided representation to low income individuals and participated in community educational events. 

In April 2012, Amanda opened her own law firm in Meridian, Mississippi.  She currently practices in the areas of family law, taxation, wills and estates, consumer law, criminal law, and other general practice areas.  She is a member of several professional associations, including currently serving as the Lauderdale County Young Lawyers President, and continues to provide volunteer work as a pro bono attorney and attorney mentor. 

Amanda lives in Meridian, Mississippi with her husband, Jason, who was her high school sweetheart, and their son, Little Jason.  Her family shares their home with two Great Danes, a Chihuahua, and a Chihuahua/Terrier mix and two elderly cats.  Outside of the office Amanda enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, traveling, and baking.


Contact info

Evans Law Firm, PLLC

2211 5th Street, Suite 117
Meridian, MS, 39301

Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    11 years, 300 cases
  2. Tax: 25%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Wills: 10%
    11 years, 50 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    11 years
  5. Guardianship: 5%
    11 years



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MSAuthorized to practice law200507/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and Counselor at LawEvans Law Firm, PLLC2012 - Present
Adjunct Clinical ProfessorUniversity Of Mississippi School Of Law2007 - 2011
Pro Bono Legal Corps Project DirectorNorth Mississippi Rural Legal Services2006 - 2007
Mississippi Taxpayer Assistance Project DirectorNorth Mississippi Rural Legal Services2005 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lauderdale County Young LawyersPresident2012 - Present
Lauderdale County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Mississippi Bar, Family Law SectionN/A2008 - Present
Mississippi Women Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Mississippi Bar, Taxation SectionExecutive Committee Member2006 - Present
Mississippi Bar, Estates and Trusts SectionN/A2006 - Present
Mississippi State BarN/A2005 - Present
Mississippi Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Lauderdale County Bar AssociationVice President2015 - 2015
Tri-County Young LawyersN/A2005 - 2012
Lafayette County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of MississippiEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
University of Mississippi School of LawPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2012 Annual PDD ConferencePredatory Lending2012
Mississippi Voluteer Lawyers Project Annual CLEPredatory Lending: Money Tree or Sap Sucker2011
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project Annual CLETax Information and Tips for Attorneys2010
Elder Law ConferencePredatory Lending: Issues Affecting the Elderly2010
Mississippi Volunter Lawyers Project Annual CLEScams, Cons, and Frauds2009
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic National ConferenceExpanding Your ESL Outreach Topics Beyond EITC and ITINS2009
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Annual ConferenceExpanding Your Outreach Topics for Controversy Clinics2009
English as a Second Language (ESL) OutreachEnglish as a Second (ESL) Taxpayer Rights and Responsibilities and the New US Taxpayer in the Tax System2009
Community Education WorkshopOverview of Current Housing Issues: Foreclosure Prevention, Alternatives to Foreclosure, Foreclosure Scams, and Tax Consequences of Foreclosure2009
Scam Jam 2008Cancellation of Debt Tax Issues2008
Elder Law ConferencePredatory Lending: Identification, Prevention, and Resolution2008
2008 Mississippi Congressional Affairs Program SeminarFederal Tax Issues: Identification, Prevention, and Resolution2008
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) TrainingTax Return Preparation Training2007
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Return Preparer TrainingTax Return Preparation Training2007
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Attorneys TrainingCivil Legal Issues2007
Elder Law ConferenceTax Issues for Seniors2007
Training on Procedural and Substantive Tax IssuesProcedural and Substantive Tax Issues2006
Taxpayer Advocacy PanelTax issues2006
Mississippi Legal Services ConferenceFederal Tax Issues: Identification, Prevention, and Resolution, and Identity Theft2006
Legal Training for Poverty Law AttorneysIdentity Theft; Federal Tax Issues: Identification, Prevention, and Resolution2006
Elder Law ConferenceScams, Cons, and Frauds: Identification, Prevention, and Resolution2006
Consumer Protection WorkshopTax Issues for the Elderly2006
Consumer Protection ProgramConsumer Protection2006
Americorps OrientationHurricane Katrina Legal Issues2006