Amanda Moore has spent her legal career in public service. After graduating from Yale Law School, she returned to her home state of Kentucky and clerked for the Hon. Boyce F. Martin, Jr., who was then the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Her clerkship gave her an intimate view of appellate practice and taught her lessons that she carried into her own practice. After clerking, she was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to practice at two civil legal aid firms in Appalachian Kentucky. She was later appointed the Rowan County Trial Commissioner. After moving to Tennessee, she worked for eight years for a national law and policy organization focused on economic and racial justice.
Amanda has taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Morehead State University. She has taught Bankruptcy Law, Administrative Law, Family Law, and Legal Research and Writing. Her commentary on bankruptcy law has appeared in the New York Times Letters to the Editor and the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Amanda serves as an elected member of the Board of Education for Murfreesboro City Schools. She is a member of the Middle Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. She has served on the boards of the Stones River Watershed Association and the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center and was selected to participate in the Commonwealth Society at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She attends St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She is married to Jason Vance, a professor and librarian at MTSU; they have a son and daughter who attend Oakland High School and Central Magnet School.