Amanda G. Highlander

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Maryville, IL

The Law Office of Jamie Mitchell, LLC
 | 2201 N. Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062
Phone: 618-855-9033
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
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    As both a parent and a spouse, Ms. Highlander understands the stress and emotional turmoil that can accompany divorces.  Using compassion and integrity, she guides clients through tough but necessary decisions that will affect them and their families for years to come. At all turns, she focuses on protecting her clients' best interests, as well as those of their children.  She works hard to help her clients obtain their goals and favorable outcomes as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    In some cases, that means using mediation, collaboration, and negotiations to help clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements without the need for expensive, stressful, and time-consuming litigation. Amanda has received numerous testimonials and referrals from her clients for her remarkable ability to guide them through challenging and uncertain times in their lives and her outstanding professionalism and service.

    In addition, Ms. Highlander has earned consistent recognition from her peers as being among the top 2.5% of lawyers in her region. Amanda also serves on the Board of Governors for the Illinois State Bar Association and the organization's Child Law Section Council and Scope and Correlation Committee. She has also achieved status as a Silver Fellow with the Illinois Bar Foundation and is a graduate of the Illinois State Bar Association Leadership Academy's inaugural class.

    Among her other professional affiliations, Amanda is a member of the Madison County Bar Association and The Missouri Bar and also serves on the Board of the Metro East Humane Society and the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois.

    A 2006 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Ms. Highlander obtained her Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. She is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Missouri.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Appeals


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    Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

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    About Amanda Highlander

    Admitted: 2010, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • Golden Quill Award, Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Missouri Bar Association, 2010 – Present
    • Illinois Bar Association, 2011 – Present
    • The Metro East Humane Society, Board of Directors, Past President
    • The Illinois State Bar Association, ISBA Women and the Law Committee, Former Member, 2013-2014
    • The Madison County Bar Association, Member
    • The Illinois State Bar Association, ISBA Child Law Section Council, Member, 2018-Present
    • Missouri, 2010
    • The Illinois State Bar Association, ISBA Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, CLE Coordinator, 2018-Present
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2010
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2011
    • Member of the 2020 (Inaugural) Class of the ISBA Leadership Academy, 2020
    • Illinois, 2011
    • Governor of the Board of the Illinois State Bar Association, 2019
    • Chair for Child Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, 2019
    • Member of the Scope and Correlation Committee of the Illinois State Bar Association, 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Director of the Board of the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, 2020
    • Founding member of 100+ Women Who Care from the 618, 2019
    • Illinois Bar Foundation Silver Fellow, 2018
    • Former President of the Board of Directors for the Metro East Humane Society, 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presentation on Illinois Supreme Court Rules, Case Law, and Statutory Update for Guardians ad Litem, Presenter, Guardian ad Litem Training, Adoption, Family, Juvenile, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, B.A., 2006
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    Office Location for Amanda G. Highlander

    2201 N. Center Street
    Maryville, IL 62062

    Phone: 618-855-9033

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    Last Updated: 4/28/2021

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