Attorney Janie Parks Varnell

Janie Parks Varnell


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.


Ms. Varnell is admitted to practice in Eastern & Middle District of Tennessee, the Northern District of Georgia, and the Sixth and Eleventh Circuit court of Appeals. 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 Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL) Board of Directors, Criminal Defense Bar Liaison and Young Lawyer's Division Council Member for the Chattanooga Bar Association, Social Enrichment Committee Chair for Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association Board of Directors, and on the Hamilton County Community Corrections Board.

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 grew up in Chattanooga, and married her long-time childhood friend, Adam, They currently live in Hixson with their dogs, Toby and Scout.

Ms. Varnell and family

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