Amanda Green Alexander
Amanda Green Alexander, a native of Kokomo, Mississippi, is a member of both the Mississippi Bar and District of Columbia Bar. She represents both self-insured employers and insurance companies in the areas of workers’ compensation, labor and employment law.
Additionally, she practices in the areas of family law, including wills & estates. Maintaining her commitment to the community, she also serves as Adjunct Professor at Jackson State University in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Amanda has served as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Jackson and Judicial Law Clerk for former Chief Judge Leslie King for the State of Mississippi Court of Appeals.
She has received numerous recognition and accolades by the profession and community, including being named one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in the Mid-South” by Super Lawyers; “Top Ten Leaders in Law for 2012” by the MS Business Journal; “2012 Top Attorneys in Mississippi Rising Stars” by the Memphis Magazine; “2011 Distinguished Service Award by the Mississippi Bar;” “2010 Young Lawyer of the Year” by Mississippi College School of Law, “People to Watch 2009” by MS Business Journal; “2009 Young Alumni of the Year” by the R. Jess Brown Chapter of Black Law Student Association and one of Jackson’s Young Influential for 2006.
She is the recipient of Champions of Women Business Owners Award by the U.S. Small Business Association and Woman Trailblazer Award presented by the MS Bar Women in the Profession Committee. She is an active member and leader in many local, state and national bar associations. Amanda has co-authored a book on behalf of the ABA Commission on Women entitled The Road to Independence: 101 Women’s Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms. She has served as a speaker to numerous organizations including the American Bar Association, MS Bar, MS Workers’ Compensation Education Association and others.
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Attorney Alexander and her daughter, Amari Elizabeth are members of New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson. She is the daughter of the late Reverend Arthur Green and Debora P. Green of Kokomo, Mississippi.
- B.A., B.A., Tougaloo College
- MPPA, Jackson State University
- J.D., Mississippi College School of Law
- MS State and Federal Courts
- District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Other Professional and Civic Activities
- President, National Conference of Women Bar Association (2016-2017)
- Member of MS College Board of Trustees (2013-present)
- President, Capital Area Bar Association (2014-2015)
- Executive Board Member, Community Foundation of Greater Jackson (2013-2015)
- Immediate Past Chair, Worker’s Compensation Section of the MS Bar (2012-present)
- Editor, MS Lawyer Magazine (2011-2013)
- Chair Board of Directors, MS Volunteer Lawyers Project (Past Chair) (2012-2014)
- Past-President, MS Women Lawyer Association (2008-2009)
- Past Chair and Member, Women in the Profession Committee of the MS Bar (2005-2009)
- Executive Board Member and Officer; Member, MS Bar Strategic Planning Committee (2008-2009)
- Past Chair, Women & Children Committee of CABA
- Member, Bar Commissioner Nominating Committee (2008-2009)
- Member, Ethics Committee of MS Bar; Certified Kids Chance Mediator (2004-present)
- Member, Magnolia Bar Association; Member, Mississippi Bar Association; Member, Metro Jackson Black Women Lawyers Association; Judge, National Moot Court Competition
- Member, District of Columbia Bar Association; Lifetime Member, NAACP
- Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Honors and Recognition
- 2016 Top 50 Under 40 in Business by the Mississippi Business Journal
- 2015 50 Top Women Lawyers in Mid-South” – Memphis Magazine
- 2015 Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year” – Mississippi Women Lawyers Association
- Top Attorneys in MS Rising Star (2012, 2013)
- 2012 Woman Champion in Business Award by SBA
- Trailblazer Award by the Women in the Profession Committee (2012)
- Top Ten Leaders in the Law by MS Business Journal (2011)
- Distinguished Service Award by The MS Bar (2011)
- 2010 Young Lawyer of the Year by MS College School of Law
- “Young Alumni of the Year” by R. Jess Brown Black Law Student Association (2009)
- Featured in MS College Beacon Magazine (2012);
- Featured in MS Business Journal (People to Watch, Jan. 2009)
- Named Jackson’s Young Influential 2006
- Featured in Clarion Ledger regarding Evelyn Gandy Statue Unveiling (March 2010)
- Featured in Mississippi College School of Law Amicus Journal
- Featured in Baltimore Afro American (Nov. 2003)
- Featured in Daily Mississippian (Oct. 2004)
- Featured in Clarion Ledger (Nov. 2004)
“As an attorney and businesswoman, Amanda’s accomplishments are noteworthy. As a founding and name partner of Alexander Law, PA, a civil defense firm with twenty five professionals throughout the state, Amanda has shown great leadership and business skills. It is rare to have a civil defense firm with an African American woman at the helm protecting the business interests of state and national clients. The success and continued growth of her firm speaks to her entrepreneurship, vision, and leadership.”
“The most admirable quality she has is her ability to adapt to changing situations and her determination to be successful.”