Jenni is the founding partner of the firm. She has more than nine years of litigation experience specializing in family law. She is originally from Austin, Texas but has lived in Georgia for ten years. Jenni has been married for seven years and has two children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at church, exercising, and participating in outdoor activities.
Lance has been an attorney for more than 11 years, he specializes in family law and criminal defense. When not practicing law, Lance plays an active role in the community. He has coached children’s sports, is an avid ALTA tennis player and has recently taken up golf. Lance enjoys watching the Georgia Bulldogs and running and playing with his two rescue dogs: Lucky and Foxy.
Tracy Crider knew she wanted to be a lawyer at age 12 when she started helping out at her mother’s family law firm in Warner Robins, Georgia. Tracy has over 12 years of experience in family law. When Tracy isn’t practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, Cora and Teddy, and their poodle, Winnie. Tracy loves to cook and share a laugh with friends.
Carrie has been practicing law for the past nine years and has experience not only in family law, but also criminal defense! She is married and has one adorable son. Carrie is originally from Alabama but spent most of her childhood growing up in here in Georgia. When she isn’t in the courtroom, she enjoys live music, tasty Mexican food and when the world was normal, traveling! Another fun fact, if Carrie wasn’t a divorce attorney, she wanted to be a wedding planner.
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.
Shannon joined the B&D team in 2021 as senior paralegal to Tracy Crider. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies. Shannon has been a paralegal exclusively in family law for 15 years. When she is not working, she is primarily with her family and close friends. She enjoys spending her time at the beach, reading, and riding her horse.
Marcia joined the B&D team in March of this year and brings with her more than 24 years of experience as a paralegal. She is a graduate from Kennesaw State University with a Master of Science in Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Resolution and serves as a registered-neutral for the State of Georgia. Her passions include hiking and teaching others how to successfully pack, plan and prepare for overnight stays in the backcountry.
Sydney has been with Brown, Dutton & Crider for a year and a half. A graduate of Kennesaw State University, she is passionate about storytelling, content creation, and loves copywriting. When Sydney is not in the office, she enjoys reading mystery books, watching The Office, and exploring her home city of Brookhaven.