Amy has over fifteen years of experience as a practicing attorney in Massachusetts. She represents corporations, partnerships and individuals in real estate, employment and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. She has significant professional experience in every phase of state and federal court litigation including investigations, alternative dispute resolution, discovery, dispositive motion practice, trial, and appeals. Amy has worked on litigation matters of almost every size from small to medium sized cases where she was the only litigation attorney assigned to the matter to large, complex litigation cases involving multiple parties and large teams of attorneys.
- ▪ Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, B.A., cum laude (1994)
- ▪ Vanderbilt School of Law, VANDERBILT JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL LAW, Executive Student
- ▪ Writing Editor, Moot Court Board, L. Faye Johnson Team Player Award (1999)
- ▪ Massachusetts Bar Association – Member
- ▪ U.S. District Court (Massachusetts)
- ▪ First Circuit Court of Appeals
- ▪ Supreme Court of the United States
- ▪ Community Associates Institute of New England
- ▪ Real Estate Bar Association
- ▪ Massachusetts Bar Association
- ▪ Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star in Boston Magazine (2009 - 2012)
- ▪ Board Member (2011 - 2017) and Advisory Board Member (2017 - present) of Communities United Inc., a non-profit organization operating 5 Head Start/early education centers in the Boston area.
Amy’s Representative Matters Include:
- ▪ In a case of first impression before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, successfully defended a favorable Land Court decision holding that a fraudulently notarized deed did not give constructive notice to a sibling/trustee and was not enforceable as against her (Allen v. Allen 86 Mass. App. Ct. 295 (2014)) (appeared on cover of Mass Lawyers Weekly, 10/06/2014).
- ▪ Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a landlord in a real estate dispute involving claims of unfair trade practices, breach of quiet enjoyment and retaliation. Successfully defended summary judgment decision on appeal. (Swimming Pool Center v. P&L Realty Trust, et. al. 2014 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1197 (2014)).
- ▪ Obtained summary judgment in favor of a general contractor on the grounds that all claims were barred by the Massachusetts statute of repose. (2018)
- ▪ Led internal investigation concerning allegations of discrimination on the basis of race and sex. Authored comprehensive report detailing factual findings and recommending corrective action. (2015)
- ▪ Obtained a no probable cause finding in favor of employer from the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination on a Charge alleging discrimination on the basis of race and age. (2018)