Amanda G. Speights

Amanda G. Speights

Canton, Georgia

Amanda Gaddis Speights represents clients in divorce or family law matters, criminal matters, appeals, wills or estate planning and other civil litigation. Mrs. Speights has argued cases before every court in Georgia, from the Courts in Cherokee County to the Georgia Supreme Court.

Amanda Speights has represented clients throughout North Georgia in family law matters. She has guided and counseled clients in settling uncontested divorces, fought for clients' rights in contested divorces and child custody or child support proceedings, and ensured that clients resolved their family disputes with the best resolution possible for their family given the situation.

In addition to her work on family law cases,  Mrs. Speights has also represented clients arrested for various crimes, including DUI, felony and misdemeanor drug offenses, theft crimes, assault or battery charges and violations of probation obtaining numerous not guilty verdicts or dismissalsThrough pre-trial motions, Mrs. Speights has had evidence obtained in violation of her clients' constitutional rights thrown out and ruled not admissible in court.

Amanda Speights graduated first in her law school class from John Marshall Law School. While in law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of John Marshall Law Journal. Mrs. Speights received numerous awards and accolades in law school, including the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence (Valedictorian), Salomon Scholarship, and CALI Excellence for the Future Award.

Amanda Speights is a native of Cherokee County. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kennesaw State University. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and admitted to practice in all courts in Georgia.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia


  • John Marshall Law School
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence (Valedictorian)
    • Honors: Salomon Scholarship
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    • Law Journal: John Marshall Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief
  • Kennesaw State University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Gregory A. Hicks