Why Amanda
Meet Amanda

Right Experience. Right Motivation.
The Right Choice for Our Families.


I am running for Superior Court Judge because I am invested here and am committed to the 8 counties of this circuit. I have served here. I am raising a family here. I have built a successful law practice here. I now want to make a difference for our families as your Superior Court Judge.

We need a Judge with the right motivation. Being a Judge isn’t a part time job or a retirement plan. We need a Judge who will be there for the long-term—someone committed to making a positive difference for our community and who will adhere to the law—not an activist Judge.

We need a Judge with the right experience. I have practiced law for over a decade and have gained wide-ranging experience in nearly every area of the law—from criminal to civil to family and domestic cases. I have also worked in our drug and accountability courts. I know firsthand how the decisions made in our courtrooms affect our entire community, and I have the right experience that qualifies me to do the job.

With your vote, I promise I will use my experience to adhere to the principles that make a good Judge. I will follow the law, adhere to the Constitution, and apply the law firmly, fairly and to the fullest extent when required to hold the guilty accountable. I will always do what’s best in each case based on the law and put in the hard work necessary to be an effective Judge and make a real difference for our families.

An experienced attorney, Amanda Petty has practiced law for over a decade. She is in private practice as a partner at the Milledgeville firm Cansino, Petty and Stribling. Amanda has a wide-range of experience in nearly every area of the law—from criminal to civil to family and domestic cases dealing with divorce and child custody. She has also worked in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit’s drug and accountability courts.


Amanda was recognized in 2010 by Georgia Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star."

Committed to the Bar and our community, Amanda has served as secretary and treasurer of the Ocmulgee Bar Association and is past president of the Baldwin Bar Association. She is also a 2001 graduate of Leadership Baldwin and a member of the Child Protection and Advocacy Section of the State Bar.

Amanda is a graduate of Georgia College and State University (B.S. 98) and Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law (J.D. 05). While a law student at Mercer, she received the "Custer-Tuggle Award" of excellence.

Amanda and Jeff, her husband of 13 years, are the proud parents of two sons, Jackson (9) and Hayden (6). They are active members of Milledgeville First United Methodist Church where Amanda teaches Sunday School to 1st and 2nd graders and is involved in numerous committees. Amanda also serves as the Chair of the Georgia College Wesley Foundation.

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