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“I’m a safe space, a judgment free zone. But I do know what the judge needs to hear, what the law requires, and how to tell your story so others will listen.”

Jess A. Lill, Associate Attorney, Savannah, Georgia

Jess A. Lill

  • Managing Attorney



Jess Lill is Managing Attorney of The Manely Firm, P.C. Savannah Office, litigating family law cases throughout the Coastal Empire.

She is admitted to practice in all Georgia Courts having been sworn in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, and U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia. Originally from the mountains of north Georgia, Jess began to make her trek further and further south. First, by moving to Atlanta to attend college at Oglethorpe University, Jess graduated with degrees in both psychology and philosophy. Jess soon moved further south to Macon, for law school at Mercer University School of Law. There, Jess became a member of the law review and mock trial teams, as well as working closely with faculty to write and publish various academic works. While in law school, Jess worked with various organizations and law firms to hone her legal research and advocacy skills. She was fortunate enough to start trying her first cases within her second year of law school and hasn't left the courtroom since.

Once Jess graduated law school, she immediately moved further south to Savannah, where she has been practicing exclusively family law with the Manely Firm, P.C.

Jess has had multiple successes both in and outside both the courtroom. Experienced in crafting complex legal strategies to ensure client's goals are realized, Jess starts every case by listening. She works collaboratively with her trial team and clients to not only identify those goals, create the best circumstances to reach them, but most importantly: tell her client's story to the judge. As a result of her hard work and successes, Jess is proud to have been named the "Most Domestic Cases Settled in 2019" by the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire and she is proud that she and her team were awarded Connect Savannah's 2022 and 2023 "Best Law Firm" and "Best Place to Work." Finally, Jess was awarded by Savannah Morning News and as Best of the Coastal Empire's 2022-23 "Best Family Law Attorney," recognized as a top-three finalist as Best of the Coastal Empire's "Best Divorce Attorney," as well as leading the team to be recognized as a top-three finalists for Best of the Coastal Empire's "Best Law Firm." In 2023, Jess acted as a Co-Presenter for the Savannah Bar Association's Hot Topics CLE Family Law Case Law Update and she has also been proudly recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star 2023-24.

In her spare time, Jess prefers tending her peach tree, reading, yoga, and exploring historic Savannah. Jess has volunteered regularly as a hospital advocate for Mary's Place (formerly the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire) and Georgia State Bar's High School Mock Trial Competition. Jess also enjoys being active in the Savannah Chamber of Commerce events and activities.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 2021
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2021
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2021


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor - 2018
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Merit Scholarship
    • Honors: Dean’s List 2015, 2016, 2017
    • Honors: GPA: 89.3/100
  • Oglethorpe University
    • Bachelor of Science, Psychology; Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy - 2015
    • Honors: GPA: 3.2/4.0
    • Honors: Oxford Scholarship; Resident Assistant of the Year 2014-2015
    • Honors: Liberal Arts and Science Symposium presenter in philosophy and psychology for 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Honors: South Eastern Psychological Association presenter 2014
    • Honors: Residence Life Resident Assistant
    • Honors: Academic Honor Counsel
    • Honors: Oglethorpe Student Conduct Board Member
    • Honors: Black and Gold Club
    • Honors: Dean's List

Published Works

  • Will It Ever End, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog, 2022
  • Buyer’s Remorse, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog, 2023
  • His Darkest Days, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog, 2023

Honors and Awards

  • Chatham County Mediation Center, Most Domestic Cases Settled, 2019
  • Coastal Empire, Best Family Law Attorney 2022
  • Coastal Empire, Best Family Law Attorney 2023
  • Savannah Bar Association, Family Law Hot Topics CLE 2023

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar, Present
  • Savannah Chamber of Commerce, Present

Past Employment Positions

  • The Manely Firm, P.C., Marietta, GA, Client Care Coordinator, Marketing & Media Manager, 2017 to 2018
  • The Manely Firm, P.C., Marietta, GA, Law Clerk, 2018 to 2018
  • Mercer University, Professor Linda Jellum, Macon, GA, Research Assistant, 2017 to 2018
  • Cobb County Juvenile Court, Marietta, GA, Legal Intern, 2017 to 2017
  • Bibb County Superior Court, Macon, GA, Judicial Intern, 2017 to 2017
  • Mercer University, Professor Patrick Longan, Macon, GA, Research Assistant, 2016 to 2017
  • Houston County Solicitor General’s Office, Warner Robins, GA, Legal Intern, 2016 to 2016
  • Houston County Victim Advocate Unit, Warner Robins, GA, Volunteer, 2016 to 2016
  • The CP Law Group, Atlanta, GA Legal, Intern, 2016 to 2016


  • English


  • Sigma Sigma Sigma