Ms. Amanda Ball was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas and was raised in Gainesville, Texas. She attended Sam Houston State University, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in History. While attending SHSU, Ms. Ball was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honor Society, and the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. In her last year, Ms. Ball volunteered in the administrative offices of the Walker County S.A.A.F.E House, which is a crisis shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Ms. Ball received her Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center in May of 2006. During law school, she was awarded a public interest fellowship and interned with the Southwest Regional Juvenile Defender Center. She also participated in UH's clinical program as a student attorney in the Child Advocacy Clinics. Her work included providing representation to victims of child abuse as a court-appointed Attorney Ad Litem and defending juveniles charged with delinquency. In her spare time, Ms. Ball volunteered as a research assistant, researching issues related to the appeal of a capital murder case.
In November of 2006, Ms. Ball received her law license and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas. She joined Reina & Bates Immigration Law Group in February 2007.