Amy’s practice is devoted to representing management in all phases of employment-related disputes and litigation. She has successfully defended claims under Title VII, Section 1981, the ADA, ADEA, and FMLA, and regularly provides advice and counsel on personnel and leave issues arising under USERRA. Amy is uniquely situated to advise on USERRA as a current reserve component member of the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Alabama Army National Guard.
Amy clerked for the Honorable James H. Hancock, Senior United States District Judge, and served as interim clerk to the Honorable Madeline Hughes Haikala. She also served as a judicial law clerk to the court for the Northern District of Alabama, reporting to Chief Judge Karon O. Bowdre. As a court law clerk, Amy prepared memorandum opinions for numerous judges in the Northern District of Alabama.
Amy previously worked as corporate counsel and employment law advisor to a firm client. In this role she conducted a comprehensive audit and review of the company’s written and unwritten employment policies and practices and provided training to human resources managers on EEO best practices.
As an attorney in the Army JAG Corps, Amy has served as Trial Counsel to the 62nd Troop Command, Montgomery, Alabama (2016-2018), and Trial Counsel to the 167th Theater Sustainment Command, Fort McClellan, Alabama (2018-2020). She currently serves as the Deputy of Administrative Law, Joint Force Headquarters, Montgomery, Alabama, with a command advisory role at the Alabama Army National Guard Medical Detachment in Birmingham, Alabama (2020 – present).
Amy graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she competed in NCAA Division I women’s tennis on a full athletic scholarship. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. She served as Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review and was selected as a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow.
In 2015, Amy was recognized by the Alabama Access to Justice Commission for pro bono service through the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program.