District of Columbia
University of Chicago Law School
Washington University, St. Louis
For several years, Amanda focused her career on large-scale litigation. After taking on multiple pro bono custody and guardian ad litem cases, Amanda transitioned permanently to family law so she could use her legal skills to help individuals who are experiencing what is often one of the most difficult times in their lives. Since Amanda joined the firm, she has worked in many areas of family law, including adoption, custody, and divorce. A trained mediator and Collaborative practitioner, Amanda believes that many family matters can be handled outside the courtroom, through mediation, the Collaborative Process, or negotiated settlements. She strives to help her clients regain control of often-overwhelming situations and create solutions that work for them. However, there are times when litigation is unavoidable, and Amanda is always ready and able to assist her clients through these legally and emotionally challenging times.
Amanda is deeply committed to helping those in need and being an active participant in both her personal and professional communities. She handles pro bono cases through the Collaborative Project of Maryland and volunteers at the D.C. Family Court Self-Help Center. For many years, Amanda has served on the Fred Taylor Scholarship Committee at For Love of Children. In addition, Amanda is a member of the following organizations: District of Columbia Bar, Maryland State Bar Association, Bar Association of Montgomery County (co-chair of Collaborative Section), D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Association for Conflict Resolution, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, and Academy of Professional Family Mediators.
Amanda received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her B.A., with honors, in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.