Amanda R. Flora, Esq.

Amanda R. Flora, Esq.

Amanda R. Flora joined Pandora E. Palmer, P.C. as an associate attorney in October 2016.  Our clients will benefit from her extensive knowledge of the criminal law litigation process.

Mrs. Flora was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2004.  She received her Juris Doctorate Degree from South Texas College of Law in May 2004, and her Bachelor of Science Degree from Georgia State University in December 1999. 

Prior to joining our firm, Mrs. Flora served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Henry County District Attorney’s Office from May 2015 until October 2016.  From September 2013 to May 2015 she worked as a Senior Assistant Solicitor General at the Clayton County Solicitor General’s office.  Prior to that, from April 2006 through September 2013 Amanda worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the Flint Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s office.  She also served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Walton County District Attorney’s Office from December 2004 thru April 2006.

Amanda is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Lawyers Club, the Towaliga Bar Association and the Henry County Bar Association, where she is currently serving as Vice President.  She is also currently serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Henry County Haven House, which provides assistance to victims of domestic violence.  She volunteered with Prevent Child Abuse Henry County in 2014 and 2015 and served on the Board of Directors in 2013.  Amanda also volunteered with the Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center from 1999 thru 2001. 

The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys named Amanda as a member of the 10 Best Criminal Attorneys in 2018. 

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Career Appellate Achievements

State v. Tittle, 335 Ga.App. 588 (2016): Georgia Court of Appeals found the trial court erred in limiting the State’s use of evidence of defendant’s prior DUI convictions to its rebuttal case, because O.C.G.A. § 24-4-417 9(a)(1) permitted the State to introduce such evidence in its case in chief.  Trial court’s ruling was reversed.

State v. Oyeniyi, 335 Ga.App. 575 (2016): Georgia Court of Appeals held a driver’s license suspension was a true and legitimate consequence of a driver refusing to submit to a drug or alcohol test pursuant to implied consent, and there was no unlawful coercion when an officer merely informed the defendant of the permissible range of sanctions the State could ultimately be authorized to impose.  The suppression of defendant’s test results was reversed.

Rebekah Adkins v. State, 679 S.E.2d 793 (June 5, 2009): Georgia Court of Appeals reversed Adkins’ conviction finding the trial court erred in denying her motion to suppress holding that the evidence was insufficient to create a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity which would have allowed the search of her vehicle under the fourth amendment waiver that was a condition of her probation.  Further, the Court of Appeals found that any consent given by Adkins was not a valid consent due to the illegal stop of her vehicle.

Hannah v. State, 633 S.E.2d 800 (June 30, 2006): Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that where probable cause exists to believe a driver involved in a serious injury crash was driving under the influence, an officer need not arrest the driver prior to reading the implied consent warning.  If probable cause exists then it is a valid waiver even without an arrest.  This case distinguished the prior ruling of the Court in Cooper v. State, 277 Ga. 282 (2003).

Pandora E. Palmer has an office in McDonough, Georgia and serves clients throughout all of Georgia, including: Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Monroe, Newton, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Upson counties.

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