A trained mediator and Collaborative practitioner, Amanda believes that many family matters can be handled outside the courtroom, through mediation, the Collaborative Process, or negotiated settlements and strives to help her clients regain control of often-overwhelming situations and create solutions that work for them. However, there are times when litigation is unavoidable, and Amanda is ready and able to assist her clients through these legally and emotionally challenging times. Regardless of the method of resolution, Amanda takes the time to understand her clients and what they are experiencing, providing them individualized attention and support throughout the process.
Amanda’s practice includes assisting her clients in separation, divorce, child custody, and child support matters. In addition, Amanda helps clients seeking to build their families through assisted reproductive technology.
Amanda is committed to actively participating in both her personal and professional communities, handling pro bono cases through the Collaborative Project of Maryland and serving on the Fred Taylor Scholarship Committee at For Love of Children, a D.C. nonprofit. In addition, Amanda is a member of the following organizations: District of Columbia Bar, Maryland State Bar Association, D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Association for Conflict Resolution, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution.
Amanda received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her B.A., with honors, in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.