Janie Parks Varnell

Janie Parks Varnell


Janie Parks Varnell, a Chattanooga native, received her J.D. from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School in May 2012. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice, cum laude, from Auburn University.


During law school, Ms. Varnell clerked for Davis & Hoss, PC assisting Attorneys Lee Davis and Bryan Hoss with two capital murder cases and two Federal District Court cases involving the defense of Chattanooga Police Officers.

After law school, Ms. Varnell, began working as an associate at another local law office. Her work focused on a federal drug conspiracy case involving the overprescribing of pain medication.

In 2014 she joined the office of Davis & Hoss, PC.

Her daily practice consists of criminal defense in Hamilton County General Sessions Court and Criminal Court, family law in Circuit and Chancery Court in Hamilton and Bradley Count, criminal and civil cases in the District Court of the Eastern District and Middle District of Tennessee. Ms. Varnell also represents law enforcement officers through their union representatives including the Fraternal Order of Police and the Police Benevolent Association.”

Ms. Varnell also represents individuals involved in divorce actions, child custody modifications, adoptions, orders of protection, and restraining orders.

Professional Involvement:

Ms. Varnell is a member of the Tennessee and Chattanooga Bar Associations, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL), and the Robert Brock Cooper Inns of Court.

Ms. Varnell is a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga Class of 2015, and was the Campaign Manager for Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christin Mahn Sell’s reelection campaign in 2014. She is a graduate of the TACDL Trial College Class of 2016.

Ms. Varnell is a member of the Hamilton County Drug Court team out of Division II of the Hamilton County Criminal Court presided over by the Honorable Judge Tom Greenholtz. She works daily with felony-offending individuals who are battling drug addiction and participating in an alternative sentencing program.


Ms. Varnell grew up in Chattanooga, and married her long-time childhood friend, Adam. The currently live in Hixson with their dogs, Maggie and Toby.

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