Amy has over fifteen years of litigation experience ranging from municipal and administrative courts to state and federal trial and appellate courts to arbitrations and mediations. She fell in love with the courtroom in law school when she joined the trial team and has been litigating ever since. While her practice has covered a wide array of civil litigation, she has developed an expertise in the areas of complex commercial litigation, real estate, banking and tax, and employment law. Amy is a detailed-oriented problem solver who seeks to deliver successful outcomes grounded in comprehensive, creative, and professional advocacy. She prides herself on successfully preserving wins on appeal.
Amy gained her skill set by working with large law firms in Chicago and Grand Rapids for the majority of her career. Originally from Grand Rapids, Amy attended Calvin College, then obtained her law degree from DePaul University College of Law.
She served as captain of the trial team, won multiple awards for her trial skills, served as editor of the Women’s Law Journal, and interned with Judge Matthew Kennelly of United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2004 and to the Michigan bar in 2009, as well as to multiple federal jurisdictions.
Amy has won awards for her pro bono work in trial court and was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. In 2021 she was appointed to the Municipal Finance Committee of the Michigan Municipal League.
Amy moved back to Grand Rapids in 2012. When she’s not litigating, she can be found fly-fishing, downhill skiing, and building sandcastles with her family.