Amanda graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English and a minor in Italian. At Florida, she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. At William & Mary, she was an Articles Editor for the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal and was a member of the National Trial Team and the Public Service Fund. Amanda interned with the Newport News City Attorney's office in summer 2009, was a judicial extern in fall 2009 for the Honorable Elizabeth McClanahan of the Virginia Court of Appeals, and was a research assistant for Professor Angela Banks. She spent summer 2010 as a summer associate with Wicker, Smith, O'Hara, McCoy & Ford and joined the firm after graduation.
Her Own Words
"The emphasis on the 'citizen lawyer' was a big part of what initially drew me to William & Mary. Community is important in law school; giving back is equally important in your practice as an attorney. William & Mary teaches that by offering opportunities to deepen the law school experience beyond the classroom. I really could not picture my law school experience anywhere else."