Amanda Waddell

Amanda is a member with the firm practicing primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense. Representing physicians and healthcare professionals in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, Amanda has extensive experience in state, federal and multi-district litigation courts. She has also participated in the successful mediation of numerous cases. Prior to her affiliation with Rainey, Kizer, Amanda practiced in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for eight years in mass tort medical device/pharmaceutical defense, medical malpractice and general insurance defense. She has extensive appellate experience and multiple published decisions from the Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Amanda is an active alum of the University of Mississippi where she attended both undergraduate and law school. While in law school she served as the Competitions Director and Executive Board Member of the Moot Court Board.



Tennessee Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association

Mississippi Bar Association

Arkansas Bar Association

The Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court


Honors and Distinctions

Best Lawyers in America (2018)

Best Lawyers, Women in the Law (2018)

Superlawyers (2014-2018)

Fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation

Hearing Committee Member, Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility (2011 – 2017)

Barrister, American Inns of Court, Leo S. Bearman, Sr. Chapter (2013 – 2016)

Martindale Hubbell Rating AV Rating (2013)

Superlawyers/Rising Star for 2013


Community Involvement

Member, Executive Board, Hutchison School Parent Association

Member, Board of Directors, Porter-Leath (2011-2014)

Standards and Ethics advisor to the Gamma Eta Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, University of Memphis (2009-2015)

Member, Board of Directors Delta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Housing Corporation


Representative/Published Cases

  • McLeod v. Jackson, 829 So. 2d 722 (Miss. 2002)
  • Perry v. Andy, 858 So. 2d 143 (Miss. 2003)
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica, Inc. v. Armond, 866 So. 2d 1092 (Miss. 2004)
  • Wyeth v. James, 918 So. 2d 1243 (Miss. 2005)
  • Wyeth v. Caldwell, 905 So. 2d 1205 (Miss. 2005)
  • Blanton v. Prins, 2005 WL 3046501 (Miss. Ct. App. 2005), cert denied
  • McKinley v. Lamar Bank, George Gunter, et al, 919 So. 2d 918 (Miss. 2005)
  • Bullock v. Lott, 964 So. 2d 1119 (Miss. 2007)