Amanda was born and raised in Shelbyville, Kentucky. She graduated from Shelby County High School and then received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Georgetown College in 2001. She attended the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law on several scholarships (including the Dean's scholarship) where she earned and her Juris Doctorate degree in 2004.
Amanda has been practicing criminal law in the Louisville and the surrounding area since 2003. She has experience handling all levels of criminal offenses, including murder, robbery, assault, sexual, and drug offenses. Her principal focus is defending crimes charged in Kentucky’s District and Circuit courts.
Upon admission to the Kentucky Bar, Amanda quickly gained a reputation as an aggressive and competent prosecutor in Louisville’s Criminal Circuit Courts. During her tenure in Louisville’s
Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, she was assigned to the Narcotics unit where she specialized in the prosecution of major drug crimes in the state of Kentucky. During that time, she prosecuted thousands of felony level narcotics cases on behalf of Kentucky becoming intimately familiar with 4th Amendment Search & Seizure/Suppression law. In 2007, Amanda was hired as the First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 53rd Judicial District which includes Shelby, Spencer, and Anderson counties in Kentucky. Until her departure from that office in 2010, she was a driving force behind the conviction of countless individuals accused of committing major felony criminal offenses.
In January of 2010, Amanda ventured into the private sector and opened Wills Law Office, PLLC. She has focused on building a career solely in the practice of criminal defense. Amanda has completed several specialized training courses and continuing legal education programs. She believes that her clients benefit most when they are advised and made aware of every step of the process. Amanda has made it her mission to not only provide excellent representation inside the courtroom, but also superior service to her clients throughout the entire process.
In 2016, Amanda's commitment to superior client service was recognized by the American Institute for Criminal Law Attorneys (AICLA). Amanda has been designated as one of the ten "best" attorneys in the state of Kentucky for client satisfaction. The AICLA “10 Best” is a prestigious honor assigned only to the top ten (10) attorneys in the state after a formal nomination and selection process. The be selected for the honor, the attorney:
- Be formally nominated by the Institute, a client, and/or a fellow Attorney;
- Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and
- Having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating
Amanda is honored and humbled to accept such an honor recognizing our firm's commitment to impeccable client service. You can find more information about the award and selection process at http://aiocla.org/.
Amanda was born and raised in Shelbyville, where she resides with her husband and young daughter.