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Jana Lamanna

Jana Lamanna

Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, P.C.
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Divorce ...
  • Missouri, Tennessee
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In practice for over 16 years, Jana Davis Lamanna is experienced in the areas of divorce, family law, probate law, guardian/conservatorship law, estate planning, medical malpractice defense, and assisted reproductive technology law.

Jana Lamanna is a member of the American Bar Association (Family Law Section) Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (Legal Professional Group); RESOLVE, Tennessee Bar Association, and Memphis Bar Association, where she previously served on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Litigation Section. She is also a current member of the Leo Bearman Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Wealth Counsel, Association of Women Attorneys, and is a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation. She was also selected as a “Rising Star” in Family Law in the Mid-South by “Super Lawyers” and was named as Top 40 under 40, by the Memphis Business Journal in 2008, as well as being a Memphis Leadership Academy Fellows Graduate. Ms. Lamanna has served on the Board for the Memphis Bar Association and the Junior League of Memphis. She has served on the Board for Playhouse on the Square, Dress For Success, and Family Services of the MidSouth.

Jana's recent presentations include the Intersection Between Surrogacy Contract and Adoption Law for the 2020 Tennessee Trial Lawyers Domestic Law Forum, as well as presenting on “Baby Steps in Surrogacy Law,” at the 2019 Memphis Bar Association Bench Bar Convention. She has also presented on other probate and family law topics.

A native of New Madrid, Missouri, Ms. Lamanna received a B.A. in English in 1997 from the University of Mississippi, a M.B.A. from Christian Brothers University in 1999, and her Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in 2004, while completing one year of law school as a visiting student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Practice Areas
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Missouri Bar
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Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
ID Number: 023619
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, P.C.
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Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Better Business Bureau
Accredited Business since 11/1/2011
Best in Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyer in America
Rising Star
Super Lawyer
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Top 40 Under 40
Memphis Business Journal
Professional Associations
Memphis Bar Association Member
Member; Former Board Member; Former President of Litigation Section
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Tennessee Bar Association
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America Bar Association
Family Law (Assisted Reproductive Law Member)
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Resolve - Proud Partner
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Wealth Counsel
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New Memphis (f/k/a Leadership Academy
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American Inn of Court - Leo Bearman Chapter
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American Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Tips on How To Take a Telephonic Deposition
American Bar Association publication
Speaking Engagements
Relationship Between Probate Law and Family Law, Memphis Bar Association Family Law Annual Meeting
Memphis Bar Association
Baby Got Back - Surrogacy Law in Tennessee, Memphis Bench Bar Conference, San Destin, Florida
The Intersection Between Surrogacy and Adoption Law, Tennessee Trial Lawyer Domestic Law Forum, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Tennessee Trial Lawyer's Association
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
530 Oak Court Dr.
Ste 360
Memphis, TN 38117
Telephone: (901) 762-0535
Fax: (901) 762-0539
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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