Amanda Orr

Special Counsel
Jackson, MS
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Amanda is a 2012 graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law, and is licensed to practice in both Mississippi and Georgia. Her practice areas include Insurance Defense, Automobile and Commercial Ground Transportation Litigation, and Premises Liability, but her primary focus is Workers’ Compensation defense

While in law school, Amanda earned the American Jurisprudence Award in Workers’ Compensation and Appellate Advocacy and competed as a Finalist in the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition. That same year, she was named a National Semi-Finalist at the E. Earle Zehmer Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition, and won first place for Best Written Brief. Amanda’s experience in the workers’ compensation field grew further when she participated in an externship at the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission, working closely with all of the Administrative Judges. Amanda handles all phases of litigation in federal and state courts, and brings a unique and enthusiastic approach in defending cases. In every case, her goal is to bring closure to cases to her clients’ highest satisfaction.

Amanda regularly attends and speaks at conferences to educate employers and insurance carriers, and was recently honored to serve as a Panelist for the Jackson Women in Leadership Symposium held in Jackson, Mississippi.  

Areas of Practice
  • Complex Civil Litigation, including Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • General Liability
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Automobile and Commercial Ground Transportation Litigation
  • Premises Liability
Certified Legal Specialties
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi
  • Georgia

Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 2012

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Pre-Law, May2009
Honors & Awards
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Appellate Advocacy
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Workers’ Compensation
  • Panel Speaker, Mississippi Women in Leadership Symposium. Jackson, MS. March 2017
  • Mississippi Business Journal - 40 under 40 (2024)
Professional Associates & Awards
  • Chair, Defense Research Institute’s Workers’ Comp. Committee, Marketing, 2017- 2020
  • Co-Chair, Defense Research Institute’s Workers’ Comp. Committee, Webcast, 2016- 2020
Published Works
Representative Cases
Past Employment Positions
Community Involvement