During her 18 year legal career, Amy has handled employment matters, civil rights cases, sophisticated business disputes, personal injury claims, consumer law issues and more. She has worked in a variety of settings and understands well the different pressures faced by the big firm lawyer, the Legal Aid attorney, the solo practitioner, and the individuals they represent. Her substantive experience, as well as her diverse professional background, enables Amy to relate well to the individuals she serves.
In 2013, Amy trained as a mediator and began offering clients mediation services as a means of dispute resolution. Amy has continued training in understanding the nature of conflict, conflict management techniques, and dispute in resolution. In 2016, Amy became one of only a handful of attorneys in the state trained in the Collaborative Law process for employment matters.
Experience in Detail
As a litigation associate at a large and well-respected regional firm, Amy gained substantive experience in business litigation, handling general contract disputes, UCC issues, construction cases, and securities regulation. She later refined her litigation practice to focus on employment law and a variety of matters related to public education.
Desiring more courtroom experience and following a call to public service, Amy left a successful practice with her firm to become a Legal Aid lawyer serving the needs of North Carolina’s low income citizens. In this role, Amy helped victims of abuse obtain protective orders, assisted clients who had been targeted by consumer scams, and handled countless disputes between landlords and tenants.
Throughout the course of her professional career, Amy has held a variety of positions that combined professional growth with the ability to meet the needs of her young family. She has served as Special Counsel for another large regional firm, supervising teams of attorneys involved in electronic discovery for a large intellectual property case. She has also taught at the Charlotte School of Law and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
When her second child was born in 2009, Amy took a pause in her career to focus on her family and pursue other interests. It was during this pause that Amy discovered her call to come alongside parties in conflict and help them work through their disputes. She has been involved in conflict resolution ever since.
In addition to her conflict resolution practice, Amy works in a small employment law firm helping business clients navigate issues relating to employee discipline, non-competition agreements, leave policies, hiring and pre-employment screening, wage and hour matters, and discrimination claims. She is well versed in the FLSA, NLRA, ADA, Title VII, FCRA and many other state and federal that affect the workplace.
In short, given Amy’s experience, there are few civil matters that would be unfamiliar territory.
By choice, Amy excludes worker’s compensation claims and family law disputes from Resolution’s focus.