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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, insurance coverage claims and complex business disputes, among others. She also regularly serves as an arbitrator for many different kinds of cases, products liability, personal injury and complex business disputes among them.  

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 panelist for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) panel of arbitrators and an approved panelist for the AAA panel of mediators.


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. 

Speaking Engagements
  • "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 2023, Litigation: Mediators - Nebraska
  • 2023 Robert M. Spire Award
  • 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)
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys, certified mediator
  • Super Lawyers®, 2019-2023
  • Benchmark Litigation, Top 250 Women in Litigation (2013)
  • The Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award (1999)