With several years of legal experience in administrative law and civil litigation, Amy’s practice focuses on immigration law, employment/labor law, and environmental law. Not only does she have broad experience in litigation—including administrative appeals before the Federal Board of Immigration Appeals, complex case management in the U.S. Department of Justice’s trial division, and representing clients’ interests in State Court and Immigration Court—but she also has experience in community lawyering, where she has acted as legal counsel and worked alongside community groups impacted by environmental issues to develop coalition-building strategies, influence policymaking, and litigate toxic harms caused by environmental issues.
Amy is committed to providing high-quality legal services to a diverse range of clients. In her immigration practice, Amy assists employers with all immigration-related employment issues and assists individual clients in filing for work and student visas, applying for legal residency or adjustment of status, and has expertise in obtaining relief from removal procedures—including claims for asylum and relief for victims of trafficking, domestic abuse, and violent crimes. Amy also represents both employers and employees in the full spectrum of employment law issues, including employment and contract disputes and drafting employment contracts and other internal policy-related materials. Additionally, Amy applies her background in environmental studies and her experience working in a national environmental justice litigation clinic to represent clients in a range of environmental law matters, such as regulatory compliance and investigating and litigating toxic torts.
Amy grew up in rural Oklahoma, and has lived in rural Vermont and Washington, D.C. before moving to Salt Lake City at the end of 2021. Amy earned an undergraduate degree and master’s degree in Environmental Sociology, which she put to use as a Community-Based Researcher and Board Advisor for local non-profits. Later, she attended the top environmental law school in the country—Vermont Law School, where she graduated in the Top 10 of her class.
- Civil Litigation
- Immigration Law
- Employment/Labor Law
- Environmental Law
- Vermont Law School, Juris Doctor (J.D.), magna cum laude; Dean’s Fellow, Academic Excellence in International Human Rights Law
- Oklahoma State University, Master of Science (M.S.); Environmental Sociology
- University of Central Oklahoma, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.); Sociology
- District of Columbia
- United States District Court, District of Utah
- Board of Immigration Appeals
- Immigration Courts