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About me.

Jana Davis Lamanna is an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee. She practices in the areas of family law, probate administration and litigation, wills/estates, conservatorships/guardianships, and civil litigation at BMJRG. She was admitted to the state bar of Tennessee in 2004 and the state bar of Missouri in 2005. She has been admitted to practice before all courts of the state of Tennessee and Missouri; U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.

A native of New Madrid, Missouri, Ms. Lamanna received a B.A. in English from the University of Mississippi, a M.B.A. from Christian Brothers University, and her Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law, while completing one year of law school as a visiting student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While in law school Ms. Lamanna was a member of the Mississippi College School of Law Moot Court Board, Women’s Bar Association, and University of Missouri-Kansas City Trial Team.

Ms. Lamanna has recently been selected into membership into the Leo Bearman Inns of Court.  She was also selected as a “Rising Star” in Family Law in the Mid-South by “Super Lawyers”, was named as Top 40 under 40, by the Memphis Business Journal in 2008, is listed in The Best Lawyers of America, selected, as well as being a Memphis Leadership Academy Fellows Graduate. Ms. Lamanna has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Memphis Bar Association and the Junior League of Memphis.  She has served on the Board of Directors for Playhouse on the Square, Dress For Success, and Family Services of the MidSouth. In addition, Ms. Lamanna is the former President of the Litigation Section of the Memphis Bar Association and is a member of the American, Tennessee, Missouri, and Memphis Bar Associations.

Ms. Lamanna was published in The Young Lawyer by the American Bar Association in “Litigation 101: How to Take a Telephonic Deposition” and has presented on various topics, including “Updates in the Notice and Good Faith Requirements under the TMMA,” at the 2011 Memphis Bar Association, Litigation Section’s Annual Meeting in 2011; and Memphis Bar Association Family Law Section CLE on “How Probate and Family Law Connect.

Client Testimonials

Strong Recommendation In a situation as undesirable as divorce, I could not have asked for a better lawyer. Talented, knowledgable, easy to work with, very responsive, and kept me informed every step of the way. Most of all, she really cared.
Anonymous
Divorce case Ms. Lamanna represented me in a divorce case involving children. I was highly impressed with her attention to all details of my case and quick responses to my every questions. This was one of the most stressful times in my life and Ms. Lamanna helped put me at ease and alleviated a lot of the stress I was dealing with. In the end, I received the results I was after and I don't think it would have been possible without her help. I recommend her to anyone going through any issues that need attorney involvement.
Ginger
Excellent attorney Ms. Lamanna was very direct and specific when it came to my case. She advised me as to the reasonableness of my expectations, and coached me well as we pursued the defendant. I feel that she represented my interested as the case progressed, and we were able to settle without going through the expense of a trial. I was very satisfied.
Anonymous
Excellent, Caring Lawyer Ms. Lamanna did an excellent job handling my child custody matter. She really listens and cares about her clients. She also really knows her stuff. She's a great advocate.
Shelby
Outstanding Extremely professional, Very nice, Listens to you and works well for my interest.
Anonymous
Great lawyer! I was very apprehensive and uninformed about the divorce process. Jana took the time to explain everything to me and kept me informed every step of the way of what became a very lengthy process. I was more than satisfied and highly recommend her as a lawyer.
Anonymous
Bitter Divorce I started out with another lawyer - I wished i had been with Jana from day one. Jana took over my case, stopped the bleeding and put me in a position that was considerably less expensive than the one i was facing with the first lawyer. Jana makes sure you have all the details necessary to make informed decisions concerning your case. Jana provided realistic expectations throughout the case. She is a wonderful sounding board - but she will tell you based on her experience and the law whether or not your idea is sound. She was able to get this case to settlement where it belonged instead of a costly trial. I wish i had hired her as my first choice. I would highly recommend Jana to anyone in need of legal advice / services for divorce. Even if you are doing an amicable divorce see Jana - she will help make sure you aren't missing information that might come back to bite you later on in the process. She is down to earth, great to work with and in my opinion a wonderful lawyer.
Lorenzo
In a situation as undesirable as divorce, I could not have asked for a better lawyer. Talented, knowledgeable, easy to work with, very responsive, and kept me informed every step of the way. Most of all, she really cared. Extremely professional, very nice, listens to you and works well for my interest.
John S.
Jana is an amazing attorney I went into Jana's office on the first visit feeling nervous, unsure of what I was going to do, and knew NOTHING about the divorce process. I left her office with a plan and a better understanding of how the divorce and child support would work out. I knew without a doubt that she was the one that I needed to help me with my divorce. Throughout the entire divorce process she answered all my questions (and I had A LOT) and explained each step of the process so that I knew exactly what was going on. If I was feeling anxious about a situation that came about...a simple phone call to Jana put my mind at ease. Right from the start I told Jana that the children were the most important to me and she has ALWAYS kept their best interests a priority. I would highly recommend Jana to anyone and everyone that needs a divorce attorney.
Tracy
Jana Davis Lamanna is AWESOME!! Mrs. Lamanna is an amazing divorce attorney. I am disabled with two children. I was faced with loosing health care coverage and the primary source of income in my household. I called her office and scheduled a consult for the next day. I found her office warm, inviting, and friendly. During the consult, Jana thoroughly explained my options, and gave me a few days to consider my decision to file for a divorce. I hired her two days later.......a decision I'll never regret. As a result of Jana's expertise in Tennessee Divorce Law and her commitment to achieving a fair settlement on my behalf, I am now able to provide a stable, loving home for my family. I recommend Jana Davis Lamanna without any reservation!
Trevira

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