Amanda grew up in the St. Louis area before moving to the small town of Centralia, MO, where she graduated high school in 2001. In 2004, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Justice Systems from Truman State University. She obtained her Master’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College in 2005, where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
In 2008, Amanda graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned her Juris Doctorate. While in law school, she received a CALI award for Excellence in Professional Responsibility. She also received a Public Service Award for her work with Mid-Missouri Legal Services and domestic violence victims. In addition, she was on the National Dean’s List; was a pupilage member of the Elwood L. Thomas Inn of Court; served as Marshal of Phi Alpha Delta and Vice President of the Federalist Society; wrote for the Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review; worked as a research assistant in the law school’s family law department; won first place in the regional arbitration competition; and was named a top 10 oral advocate from her graduating class.
Since 2008, Amanda has practiced in the Springfield area and focused in the areas of Disability, Social Security, Workers’ Compensation, Insurance Defense, and Litigation. During that time, she gained invaluable experience in the courtroom and in the areas of Administrative Law, Special Needs, and Disability. During her years of practice, she presented numerous cases before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Missouri. She was also recognized for her federal work, earning a Regional Commissioner’s Citation, a Regional Chief Judge Citation, a Commendable Service Award, a Recognition of Contribution Performance Award, and an Exemplary Contribution or Service Award.
Amanda is involved with the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, Southern Missouri Women Lawyer’s Association, and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. She also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside and trying to keep up with her four young children.
Phone: (417) 868-8200