Amy is a mediator and attorney who takes access to justice as seriously as she has taken her academics and career.
Yet, as comfortable as Amy is in a suit—having over 20 years of experience and education in law, psychology, and dispute resolution—she is equally comfortable in jeans and flip-flips, sporting her tattoos and goofy sense of humor. (But, if you’re into it, see below for more about her experience, academic credentials, and awards.)
Amy is a born problem-solver. Some may say that means “bossy,” but she would say that she has “leadership skillz” and just sincerely loves helping her fellow humans. Amy joined LOVS in January 2019 and focuses her practice on:
- domestic mediation*
- family law
o prenuptial agreements
o private guardian ad litem
- estate planning
o power of attorney
o advanced healthcare directives
- personal injury (auto accidents)
*Amy offers both mediation-only and mediation + document preparation (for pro se parties), is willing to travel statewide, and has flexible rates and generous pricing packages. (For those that care about these things: Amy is directive or facilitative as needed, and is able to “roll with it” during mediation. Her court roster status is pending and hoped-for during Spring 2019.)
When not practicing law, Amy can be found road-tripping with her family, bowling with her friends, reading, working in her yard, riding horses, or hosting a party of some sort.
If you’re still reading … check out Amy’s hard work over the past 20+ years. She loves letting her hair down and periodically being completely silly, but she is first and foremost wholly dedicated and diligent in all she does.
Beginning in 1997, Amy gained a broad range of experience in several law firms in Salt Lake City, working as a paralegal and in firm administration. While still working and with two young children (which soon became three), Amy returned to school and proceeded to earn four degrees from the University of Utah:
- B.S. Psychology, B.S. Sociology, 2010 (summa cum laude)
o Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice
- M.Ed. Educational Psychology, 2012 (4.0 GPA)
- Juris Doctor, 2017 (Order of the Coif, Highest Honors)
o Graduate Certificate in Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Between earning her Master’s degree and going to law school, Amy spent three years as a school counselor and adjunct psychology professor.
During law school, she served internships with:
- Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake Domestic Violence Victims Assistance program
- Open Legal Services
- The Honorable Keith A. Kelly of the Third District Court in Salt Lake County
- The Honorable Christine M. Durham of the Utah Supreme Court
Amy was also:
- Associate Articles Editor for the Utah Law Review
- Research Assistant at the S.J. Quinney Law Library
- Negotiation Team Member
- President of the Family Law Society
She was also the recipient of:
- several semesters as a William H. Leary Scholar
- several CALI and Outstanding Achievement Awards
- David T. Lewis Clinical Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Clinical Program
After law school, Amy was privileged to work as attorney for Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, one of the best commercial law firms in Utah. She made many friends there and it was difficult for her to leave, but she is thankful to have the opportunity to work with the amazing LOVS family and hopes to be able to help many people in her daily practice.
Amy is currently a board member of Open Legal Services and a member of:
- Association of Collaborative Professionals, Utah chapter
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
- Utah Council on Conflict Resolution
Amy is admitted to practice law in Utah state and federal courts.