Amanda G. Highlander






Amanda G. Highlander represents clients in a wide range of family law matters, such as divorces, custody, parenting time, child support, and adoptions. As a parent and a spouse, Amanda understands the importance of the problems clients a are facing when looking for an attorney. She is always focused on obtaining the best outcome possible for her clients whether that is through negotiating a settlement or taking a case to trial. 

Amanda earned her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University (2006) and her Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (2010). Amanda is admitted to the bars of Missouri (2010) and Illinois (2011).

Amanda serves the Illinois State Bar Association as a Governor of the Board, the Chair of the Child Law Section Council, and a member of the Scope and Correlation Committee. She is also Silver Fellow with Illinois Bar Foundation and is a member of the inaugural class of the Illinois State Bar Association Leadership Academy.

Amanda is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois and volunteers with her daughter's Girl Scout Troop. Amanda formerly served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Metro East Humane Society in Edwardsville, Illinois and continues to be an active fundraiser for the shelter. She is founding member of 100+ Women Who Care from the 618.

Current Employment Position

  • Family Law Attorney

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody & Parenting Time
  • Adoption

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2010
  • Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2011


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2010
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Metro East Humane Society (Board Member)
  • Illinois Bar Association , 2011 – Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, 2010 – Present


  • English