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Brown Dutton & Crider Law Firm Team

Senior Paralegal

Carrie Owens

Associate Attorney

Carrie has been practicing law for the past nine years and has experience not only in family law, but also criminal defense. Graduating from law school in 2013, Carrie has spent her career being an advocate for clients in the courtroom, gaining tremendous trial and litigation experience. Carrie has expanded her career by practicing in the Georgia appellate courts and has been successful in obtaining a reversal at the appellate court level in the case known as Harris v. State, 344 Ga.App. 572.

Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor

Legal Assistant

Joanne has been a part of the Brown and Dutton team since November of 2019 and has enjoyed learning all the ins and outs of family and criminal law. Joanne is married and has three amazing college-aged daughters that are the joy of her life! Outside of the office Joanne enjoys cooking and reading and hiking at Kennesaw Mountain.

Sydney Waddle

Julia Stadler


Julia is a graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University. She finds thorough enjoyment out of ensuring documents state exactly what is meant to be conveyed. In her time outside of the office, Julia climbs rocks both indoors and outdoors, hikes, reads an assortment of random books, and plays board games with her close friends and family.

Jessica Cramer

Jessica Cramer

Firm Administrator

Jessica has been working in Client Accounts & Relations for more than 14 years, with a primary focus in family law for the past seven. As the Firm Administrator here at B&D, she ensures that things run smoothly and efficiently all while guiding our clients through what is often a very difficult time in their lives. She is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Really a small town now one would know, so we reference the big city) but has lived in Georgia for the last seven years. When Jessica is not in the office, you can often find her at a softball-field with her daughter, working out, cooking for her family & friends and spending quality time with her loves, Nick, Harli and their dog Maddie.

Misty Bowen

Legal Assistant
Misty was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia. She has worked in criminal law for the past 14 years. Misty has two sons and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Bella. One of Misty’s favorite things to do is make new memories with her loved ones!