Nashville School of Law

Honorable Amanda McClendon

(615) 862-5905

1 Public Square
Suite 506
Nashville, TN 37201

Judge Amanda McClendon is a circuit court judge for the 20th Judicial District which serves Davidson County. Judge McClendon was popularly elected to the bench in 2006, following the retirement of the Honorable Marietta Shipley. Judge McClendon currently presides over bench trials for the appointment of emergency conservatorship and petitions for an appointment of Expedited Limited Healthcare Fiduciarys (“ELHF),” as well as jury trials in both criminal and civil matters. Additionally, Judge McClendon is an adjunct professor at the Nashville School of Law.

Firm, Company, or Court

  • Circuit Judge of the Second Circuit Court for the 20th Judicial District

Year Elected/Appointed

  • 2006

Previous Employment

  • 1999-2006, Elected Member, 11th Metropolitan Council, 16th District
  • 1984-2006, Private Practice


  • University of Tennessee, College of Law, 1984
  • Vanderbilt University, 1980


  • Member of Numerous Civic Organizations
  • Member, National Association of Women Judges
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Harry Phillips Inns of Court
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Judicial Foundation

Community Involvement

  • Served as a Metropolitan Nashville Council Representative, 16th District
  • Served as Vice-Chair of Budget and Finance Committee
  • Served as Chair of Budget and Finance Committee
  • Served as Vice-Chair of Codes Fair and Farmer’s Market Committee (2000)
  • Vice-Chair of Parks, Library, Recreation and Auditorium
  • Chair of Public Works
  • Chair of the Federal Grants Committee (2000-2001)