Amanda M. Morris











Amanda Morris joined James Bates Brannan Groover LLP in the spring of 2022.  Her practice focuses on business and commercial litigation and employment law.

Amanda is originally from Vidalia, Georgia.  She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Brewton-Parker College in 2000, where she was a member of the women’s varsity tennis team, and a B.A. in English from The University of Georgia in 2001.  Amanda then earned her Juris Doctor as well as an additional certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in 2004.

Amanda has extensive experience in a wide range of civil actions in both federal and state courts.  Prior to joining James Bates Brannan Groover LLP, the primary focus of Amanda’s practice was railroad law, representing Class I and short-line railroads in Georgia and insurance defense matters.  She also has experience in employment discrimination and retaliation cases, whistleblower claims, personal injury and wrongful death, tractor-trailer litigation, and Medicare compliance.  Amanda also previously served as a judicial law clerk in the Oconee Judicial Circuit.

Amanda currently resides in Macon, Georgia, with her husband, Russell Trice.  She enjoys playing tennis, reading, and UGA football.

Practice Areas

Professional Organizations/Activities

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Macon Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court
  • Career Women’s Network
  • Junior League of Macon, Sustainer member (President, 2015-2016)
  • Leadership Macon, Class of 2018
  • Ingleside Baptist Church, Member


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law (J.D., 2004)
  • University of Georgia (B.A., English, magna cum laude, 2001)
  • Brewton-Parker College (B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2000)


  • Georgia, 2004
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Administrative/Legal Assistant Contact

Name: Mardi Gillespie 
Title: Legal Assistant
Phone: 478.749.9918

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