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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.

MY PRACTICE AREAS

Probate

Estate administration, trust administration, will contests, probate litigation, minor guardianship, & conservatorships

Family Law

Juvenile court, divorce, child support, child custody, dependency neglect, paternity, adoption, etc.

Estate Planning

Wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, special needs trusts, minor guardianships, conservatorships