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Amanda L. Newins


Amanda Newins is an attorney focusing her practice on criminal litigation matters, including traffic and DUI offenses, and animal law.  Amanda has tried multiple jury trials, including drug and firearm offenses.  Amanda previously served as a prosecutor with the Chesapeake Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and has a broad range of trial experience handling complex felony offenses.

Amanda regularly speaks at Virginia State Bar conferences regarding public relations and effectively utilizing social media in the practice of law.  She also frequently speaks to youth in the community about her experiences as an attorney and topics such as animal law and the dangers of drug use.

  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference Board of Governors, past Co-Chair Public Relations Committee and past 1st Judicial District Representative
  • Chesapeake Bar Association, Board of Directors and Treasurer
  • Women’s Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake, 2nd Vice President and Board of Directors
  • James Kent Inn of Court
  • Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Significant Service Award, 2019
  • College of William & Mary, Mock Trial Judge 
  • Chesapeake Humane Society, Volunteer and Foster Home
  • Crestwood Intermediate School, Mentor and Volunteer
  • Treakle Elementary School, Mentor and Volunteer
  • Buffalow Family and Friends, Volunteer
Amanda L. Newins Attorney Pender & Coward, P.C. Office: (757) 239-3017 Mobile: Fax: (757) 239-3011