Brown Dutton & Crider Law Firm Team


Jenni Brown

Jenni Brown

Founding Partner

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 Dutton

Lance Dutton

Partner

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

Tracy Crider

Partner

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.

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! 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 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

Paralegal

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.

Sydney Waddle

Sydney Waddle

Marketing Coordinator

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.

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!

Mary Fletcher

Senior Paralegal
Mary is a Georgia native and has been working as a paralegal for more than 15 years. She is new to family law but loves the challenge! When Mary is not in the office, you can find her at a baseball field with her sons, going to the movies, and spending time with her family.

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