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Amanda R. Clark Palmer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Garland, Samuel & Loeb, PC
3151 Maple Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-975-0459
Fax: 404-365-5041
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Attorney Profile

Amanda represents clients in both civil and criminal matters in state and federal court. Her practice primarily focuses on criminal defense and she has experience defending all types of cases from DUI, to violent felonies, to white collar crime. She has appeared in federal courts in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, and Kentucky. She is admitted to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Court of Appeals of Georgia, and the Supreme Court of Georgia.

She has experience representing clients in cases that garner national attention; and a case she defended was recently featured on 48 Hours. Along with Don Samuel and Ed Garland, she represented a movie Director and Producer who were charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a death that occurred during filming. Both were facing ten years in prison. After successful negotiations, the case against the Producer was dismissed entirely, and the Director was sentenced to serve 12 months. She was part of the legal team that represented rapper T.I. when he was facing federal firearms charges.

Amanda represents clients at the trial level and on appeal. She has argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2017, she successfully argued the case of Kimbrough v. the State of Georgia (opinion available here) before the Supreme Court of Georgia. Along with Don Samuel, she successfully argued the case of United States of America v. Randolph before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (opinion available here), where that court overturned the client’s drug conspiracy conviction.

Amanda is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL), and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. She is co-editor of The Defender, a publication of GACDL. She was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2017-2018.  She is also a member of the Young Professionals Committee for The Center for Family Resources.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Sex Offenses, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

About Amanda R. Clark Palmer

First Admitted: 2008, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.gsllaw.com/Attorneys/Amanda-R-Clark-palmer.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia, 2008
  • State Bar of Georgia, 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2009
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2009
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Educational Background

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, B.S. cum laude, May, 2001

Honors/Awards

  • This award recognizes Georgia’s most promising lawyers under the age of 40, On the Rise, Daily Report, 2018
  • Selected for the 10th Annual Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program conducted by the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL), 2009

Verdicts/Settlements

  • My client was the sole defendant acquitted after a multi-week trial in federal court. Client was charged with a RICO Conspiracy and facing life in prison., 2019
  • My co-counsel and I obtained a complete acquittal for our client charged with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer. , 2019
  • My co-counsel and I obtained a complete acquittal for our client, a doctor charged in a pill mill case in federal court in Kentucky. Our client was the only defendant who was acquitted of all charges in the case. , 2019

Comments

  • “Amanda represents the cream of the crop. She is extremely intelligent and is a zealous advocate for her clients. I highly endorse Amanda.”
  • “Amanda is a very top flight criminal defense lawyer. She has been on CNN, etc., for defending Tex McIver. Big Georgia case.”
  • “A top criminal defense lawyer at the top criminal defense firm in Georgia. Amanda Clark Palmer is an energetic, passionate advocate who fights for her clients and always secures the best possible result. I would trust her to defend a family member or loved one.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Amanda R. Clark Palmer

3151 Maple Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-975-0459

Fax: 404-365-5041

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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