Amanda has served of counsel to Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft for the last three years. She is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn., at her own private practice. With an extensive work history, and a litany of million-dollar victories against hospitals, emergency care facilities, drug manufacturers, and medical supply companies both in the United States and in Canada, Amanda is the firm's go-to lawyer for all complex medical malpractice cases.
Amanda was named valedictorian of her graduating class at SUNY-Buffalo, double-majoring in political science and pre-med. She attended college on a partial athletic scholarship, as she competed on both the women's field hockey and volleyball teams. She was offered an academic scholarship to the prestigious College of Medicine at Baylor University in Houston but opted to attend law school instead. She graduated in the top 8 percent at Duke Law in Durham, N.C., before beginning an externship for Appellete Judge Philip Baker in Boston.
Amanda has more than 20 years' experience as a highly respected personal injury attorney, specializing in medical malpractice cases. She most recently agreed to a $22 million settlement with R&R Orthopedics, which manufactured a defective prosthetic device, resulting in a permanent injury to her client. All told, Amanda has amassed more than $155 million in awards for her medical malpractice clients over the last two decades.
Amanda is licensed to appear in: U.S. Court of Appeals, 3nd Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 13th Circuit; U.S. District Courts of Texas (Eastern, Western); U.S. District Courts of Massachusetts (Southern); and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Missouri (1995); Oregon (1996); Maine (1997); Michigan (2002); North Carolina (2002); New York (2004); Florida (2005); Nebraska (2007); and Pennsylvania (2008).
Amanda is President of the Women's Club at Temple Beth-El, a Contributing Editor to the Hartford Law Review, an Associate Professor Of Law at the Jameson Online Learning Academy, and a Past-President of the St. Michael's Boys & Girls Youth Auxiliary, which mentors at-risk children in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the tri-county area.
Amanda was thrice named "Lawyer Of The Year" by the Springfield Heights Law Gazette and received the Platinum Award for community service by the
Greater New England Chapter of the Kids First Foundation two years in a row (2005-2006). She also received an honorary degree from Texas Western
College after giving the keynote address to its first-ever class of law graduates in 2011.