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Amy is the first female mediator in Nebraska to be accepted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and one of only two attorneys from Nebraska accepted into the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. As a second-career lawyer, Amy has experience as a public-school teacher as well as extensive experience litigating personal injury, products liability, and insurance coverage disputes. This experience gives her the unique ability to both educate parties on how a case will progress to verdict as well as provide valuable support in reaching success in mediation.

Amy has successfully mediated a wide variety of disputes, including:

  • Disability discrimination claims
  • Personal injury claims
  • Gender discrimination claims
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Invasion of privacy claims
  • Defamation claims
  • Medical malpractice claims
  • Estate claims
  • Landlord/tenant dispute
  • Insurance coverage claims
  • Complex business disputes 

She also regularly serves as an arbitrator in those same areas. Amy is an approved panelist for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) panel of arbitrators and panel of mediators.

An active member in her community, Amy serves on the board of Legal Aid of Nebraska and provides volunteer legal services through the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Tenant Assistance Project and Legal Aid of Nebraska clinics. The opportunity to work with a variety of people in a wide range of circumstances provides a unique insight into conflict and conflict resolution that she finds invaluable in her ADR practice. 

In 2020, Amy received the NSBA Women in Law Section’s Outstanding Contributor to Women in the Law award, and in 2023 she was the recipient of the NBSA Robert M. Spire Award which recognizes her deep commitment to pro bono service.  

Speaking Engagements
  • “Raising the Bar and Putting the ‘Civil’ Back into Civil Litigation,” Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and Nebraska Defense Counsel Association Seminar, NSBA Annual Meeting, October 18, 2023 (panelist)
  • "Practical Tips for Mediation Negotiation," NSBA Young Lawyers 2020 YLS Best Practices Seminar, March 13, 2020 (presenter)
  • "Mediation Ethics: Stories From the Trenches" (Live Webinar), Iowa State Bar Association, November 19, 2019 (presenter)
  • “The Psychology of Conciliation,” 2019 HUD Region VII Conference hosted by the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, August 7, 2019 (presenter)
  • "Ten Ways to be More Persuasive in Your Next Mediation," Nebraska State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, May 2019 (presenter) 
  • "A Mediation Primer," Nebraska Defense Counsel Association, April 2019 (presenter) 
  • “Addressing Damages at Mediation," Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers, April 2018 (presenter)
  • "A Baker’s Dozen Tips for Mediation Success," Lincoln Legal Professionals Association, February 2018 (presenter)
  • “Making the Most of Mediation," Nebraska State Bar Association Labor Relations & Employment Law Seminar, June 2017 (panelist)
  • “Making Your Mediation Successful–Highlighting Gender Issues in Mediation,” Nebraska Defense Counsel Association Annual Meeting and Seminar, June 2017 (panelist)
  • “Addressing USDA Violations,” Current Issues in Agriculture CLE, Omaha, Nebraska, August 2016 (presenter)
  • "Mediation Harvest: Grow Your Mediation Practice," American Academy of ADR Attorneys Annual Fall Seminar, September 2015 (presenter)
  •  "Mediation in the Age of Covid and Beyond," Creighton Law Review, Volume 54 Issue 4, 2021 (co-author)
  • “Reaching Kumbaya: Overcoming the Obstacles to Successful Mediation of Environmental Disputes,” The Federal Lawyer, June 2018 (co-author)
  • “Pre-Mediation Planning for Mediation Success,” The Iowa Lawyer, September 2017
  • “13 Suggestions to Help Make Your Next Mediation a Success, The Nebraska Lawyer, January/February 2017

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Mediation, (2024)
  • Chambers USA, Litigation: Mediators – Nebraska (2023)
  • Robert M. Spire Award (2023)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Outstanding Contributor to Women in the Law (2020)
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, first woman in Nebraska invited to join (2017)
  • Super Lawyers®, (2019-2023)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Top 250 Women in Litigation (2013)
  • The Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award (1999)
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys, certified mediator