Amanda works to protect the rights of survivors of childhood sexual abuse and human trafficking. Her personal injury practice focuses on representing clients who were wronged by abusers in power in schools, foster care, religious centers, and medical facilities. In her human trafficking practice, Amanda works tirelessly to hold businesses accountable for the sexual exploitation that occurs on their premises. Hotels and motels benefit financially for their complicit disregard of the trafficked victims occupying their rooms and must be held liable. Amanda is passionate about empowering her clients to reclaim their voice and seek justice in the courtroom.
Amanda received her juris doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School where she served as a legal writing teaching assistant and on the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. As an Advanced Student Attorney in the Child Advocacy Law Clinic, Amanda also worked as a guardian ad litem and conducted two successful trials prior to graduating. Amanda went on to become the first Fiza Quraishi Fellow at the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, California where she litigated class action cases to drive systemic reform in child welfare agencies. At the conclusion of her fellowship, Amanda clerked for Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the Northern District of California and then joined a Bay Area law firm where she represented plaintiffs in civil rights, employment, and wage & hour class action cases.
Prior to her legal career, Amanda graduated from the University of California San Diego with a degree in Human Development and dual minors in Human Rights and Public Service. She then served two years with Teach For America as a high school mathematics instructor in Jacksonville, Florida.
Amanda lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter Ellison. She enjoys the outdoors as well as playing games, cards, and completing puzzles.