Judge Amanda McClendon

Second Circuit Court


Amanda McClendon is Judge of the Second Circuit Court for the 20th Judicial District serving Davidson County, Tennessee. She, like her father (the late Harold McClendon), is a native Nashvillian with family presence in Davidson County since at least 1803. Her mother, Jean Henrietta McClendon (nee Olney) is a native of Redding, England, immigrating to this country in 1955.

Judge McClendon attended Whitsitt and Glenview Elementary Schools, Wright and Rose Park Junior High Schools, and graduated from McGavock High School in 1975. She attended MTSU for 2 ½ years, then transferred to Vanderbilt University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and history. Judge McClendon attended University of Tennessee College of Law, obtained her Doctorate of Jurisprudence in May 1984 and was admitted to practice law in Tennessee later the same year. In 1983 she was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence award for excellence in the study of Decedent’s Estates.

After passing the Tennessee Bar she engaged in the general practice of law for 23 years.
During the last 7 years of her law practice she was elected twice to represent the 16th District in the Metropolitan Council for Davidson County, Tennessee. While a member of the Council, Judge McClendon held a variety of leadership positions, culminating in holding the chair of the Budget and Finance Committee. Judge McClendon was the second female attorney ever to serve on the Metro Council.

Judge McClendon continues to be actively involved in many professional, civic and business organizations.