Attorney Janie Parks Varnell

Attorney Janie Parks VarnellJanie Parks Varnell

Education

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

Experience​​​​​

Ms. Varnell is licensed in Tennessee and Georgia. 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 County, criminal and civil cases in the District Court of the Eastern District and Middle District of Tennessee, and criminal and civil cases in State and Superior Courts in Georgia and in the Northern District of Georgia. Ms. Varnell also represents law enforcement officers through their union representatives including the Fraternal Order of Police and the Police Benevolent Association.

Ms. Varnell 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.

Varnell FamilyMs. 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.

Personal:

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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