She gets it. When you work with Amy, you will understand why.
Amy has expertise in dealing with contract, business torts, breaches of fiduciary duty, products liability, employment, labor, and personal injury matters. In addition to her civil trial experience, Amy is a certified Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association presiding over commercial, construction, and employment matters.
What sets Amy apart from other trial attorneys are the skills she garnered from her experiences in the athletic world. A former Division I collegiate athlete and coach, Amy brings a dignified and measured aggressiveness and competitive nature to her legal practice. Clients want her leading and representing their interests as their outside legal counsel. Opposing counsel respect her legal acumen and her tenaciousness. As another client put it, “She is a force to be reckoned with.”
Based on her experience building winning teams, she has an innate ability to connect with clients. By listening to her clients, Amy identifies and understands the critical success factors before developing a game plan—what does a “win” look like for this legal dispute. Then, utilizing her unique combination of professional and athletic experiences Amy develops a strategy to meet her client’s objective in the most efficient way possible. She never gives up on meeting her client’s objectives and uses her intellect and intuition to alter the game plan when issues arise.
You can contact Amy directly at 469.607.2311 or by email at email@example.com.
Some of Amy’s Successful Actions in this Area:
- Represents international food service provider in employment related arbitrations across the country.
- Represents international oil manufacturer in labor disputes
- Defended international manufacturer of medical devices in multi-district product liability litigation
- Defends national insurer in bad faith lawsuits across State of Texas
- Defended insurer in ERISA and bad faith lawsuits
- Defended major retailer in premise liability and negligence matter which was successfully resolved through mediation.
- Defended national manufacturer in multi-million dollar property damage and personal injury lawsuit in Virginia.
- Defended international chemical manufacturer in multi-million dollar property damage and personal injury lawsuits in Minnesota and South Carolina.
- Represented international chemical manufacturer in a fiduciary duty and negligence action against former legal counsel.
- Represented national window manufacturer against property damage and personal injury claims.
- Represents national retailers in premise liability and negligence actions.
- Represents insurers and insureds against personal injury lawsuits.
- Represented regional bank in lawsuit arising from fraud and breach of fiduciary duty related claims from flood damage insurance coverage to real property.
- Represented international manufacturer of truck tractor engines in several wrongful death actions in federal and state courts across Texas.
- Represented various financial institutions in wrongful foreclosure and breach of promissory note actions. Most matters were resolved via motions for summary judgment or alternative dispute resolution.
- Represented Fortune 500 food industry clients in cases involving claims of sexual harassment, race, national origin, and disability discrimination with successful outcomes.
Education and Certifications
J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006
- Law Review
- Associate Editor, 2005-06
B. A., Speech Communication, Wake Forest University, 1994
- Team Captain, Women’s Basketball Team, 1994
- Academic All American, Black Collegian Magazine, 1994
American Arbitrator Association
- Certified Arbitrator handling Commercial, Construction and Employment disputes
Association of Title IX Administrators
- Civil Rights Investigator Level One
Prior Work Experience
- Partner, Estes Thorne & Carr, PLLC
- Senior Associate, White & Wiggins, LLP
- Associate, Bickel & Brewer
- Associate, Cox Smith
- Associate, Markland Hanley, Dallas
- Judicial Extern for Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson, United States District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2005)
- State Bar of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Affiliations, Associations, and Bar Activities
- Co-Chair of the 2018 American Bar Associations Section of Litigation Annual Meeting
- Executive Committee Member, NEW Roundtable, a Consortium of African-American Female Attorneys
- Advisory Council Member for The Salvation Army
- Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers (2015, 2016, 2017)
- Recognized, Texas Rising Star (2014, 2015)
- Recognized, Top Attorneys in Texas, Texas Monthly (2015, 2016, 2017)
- Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2015)
- Member, Class of Leadership America, the longest running national women’s leadership development program in the U.S. (2014)
- Co-Chair, ABA’s Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee (2010 – 2014)
- ABA Section of Litigation, Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for the Business Torts Committee Award Recipient (2012)
- Council Member, State Bar of Texas Litigation Council (2012 – Present)
- Contributing Editor, Texas Business Litigation Journal (2009 – 2016)
- State Bar of Texas 30th Annual Litigation Update, Business and Commercial Law (2014)
- Auxiliary Board Member, The Salvation Army
- Participant, Bridging the Gap Food Program, Fellowship Bible Church (2012- Present)
- Panelist, Celebrating Our Freedoms: Civil Rights and Civic Responsibilities, Dallas Independent School District (2011)
- Co-coordinator, ABA Section of Litigation, Woman Advocate Expo which collected and donated apparel to the Dress for Success Charity that empowers low income women who are struggling to secure and retain employment (2011)
- Chapter Author, Negotiating Fair Compensation in the book Her Story: Lessons in Success From Lawyers Who Live It
- Fifth Circuit Makes Erie Guess on New Anti-SLAPP Statute’s Commercial Speech Exemption – ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Developments – 05/2014
- Texas Court of Appeals Holds that a Former Employer’s Accusations that Employee Stole Trade Secrets is Defamatory Per Se – ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Developments – 11/2012
- Fifth Circuit Looks at Claims Handling v. Procurement – ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Developments – 05/2012
- Texas Court of Appeals Refuses to Extend Architect’s Contractual Duty to Protect Third Parties – ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Development – 11/2011
Expert Case Law Review – Texas Business Litigation Journal, Vol. 36, Number 4 – 10/2014
- Dealing With Difficult Witnesses: Yours and Theirs – ABA Section of Litigation – Annual Conference, New Orleans – 04/2015 – Author and Presenter
- Can I Get a Witness? An Overview of Practical Tips, Pitfalls, and Preparation for Corporate Representative Depositions under Rule 30(b)(6) – ABA Section of Litigation – Annual Conference, New Orleans – 04/2015 – Author and Presenter
- Co-author and Presenter, Business and Commercial Law Update, State Bar of Texas Section of Litigation – 30th Annual Litigation Update Institute – 01/2014
- Moderator, In House Counsel Panel at ABA Employment and Labor Relations Inaugural Regional Meeting – 09/17
- Panelist, Lean In For Lawyers – ABA Section of Litigation Annual Convention – 01/2014
- Moderator, Why Diversity Matters in Rainmaking – ABA Section of Litigation Annual Convention – 01/2013
- Panelist, When Can a Breach of Contract Be a Tort and What is the Difference? – ABA Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar – 01/2012
In the News
- A Tale of Two Amys – The Dallas Morning News – 12/2015