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Mediation

Amy is the first female in Nebraska to be accepted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. She 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 disputes and contract disputes, among others.

A second-career lawyer, her experience as a public school teacher, combined with extensive experience litigating personal injury, products liability and insurance coverage disputes, gives her the unique ability to both educate parties on how a case will progress to verdict and provide valuable support in reaching success in mediation.

Amy is on the panel of approved mediators for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. She is also an approved Nebraska Parenting Act Mediator.

Litigation

In her litigation practice, Amy focuses in the areas of products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance coverage litigation and general commercial litigation. This includes defending food products claims across the supply chain, as well as managing products liability defense, both in the lead trial counsel role and in supervising litigation handled by local counsel across the United States. She also helps clients ensure a prompt and appropriate response to agency requests such as compliance with FDA and USDA regulations and food product market withdrawals and product recalls.

Speaking Engagements
  • "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)
Publications
  • “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

  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, first woman in Nebraska invited to join (2017)
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys, certified mediator
  • Super Lawyers®, 2019
  • Benchmark Litigation, Top 250 Women in Litigation (2013)
  • The Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award (1999)