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Born in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1981, Amanda J. Bonnesen graduated from the Linsly School in 1999. She attended the University of South Carolina and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and was named to the Criminal Justice Honor Society. As an undergraduate, Amanda J. Bonnesen was a participant in the National Student Exchange at the University of Wyoming.

Amanda J. Bonnesen earned her Juris Doctorate in 2006 from the University Of Dayton School Of Law. During law school, she participated in the Pro Bono Appellate Project and served in the University’s Law Clinic offering free legal assistance to those in need. She also clerked for Judge Walter Rice in Federal District Court of the Sixth circuit and Judge Jennifer Sargus in Belmont County, Ohio. Amanda J. Bonnesen began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Allegheny County. She gained extensive courtroom experience during her time as an Assistant Public Defender.

Ms. Bonnesen is a Social Security Disability attorney at Berger and Green. Attorney Bonnesen represents individuals in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania in Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases. She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR). She is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Social Security Practitioners Committee.

Ms. Bonnesen is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania State and Federal Courts and in all Social Security Courts throughout the United States. She is committed to advocating for individuals who can no longer work due to a disability. Clients appreciate her determination, kindness, and her ability to express great empathy for their conditions.


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 100%



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Criminal Justice Honor SocietyUniversity of South Carolina2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBerger and Green2010 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderAllegheny County Public Defenders Office2007 - 2010
Law ClerkMoschetta Law Firm2006 - 2006
Judicial Law ClerkFederal District Court of the Sixth Circuit Judge Walter Rice2005 - 2005
Judicial Law ClerkBelmont County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jennifer Sargus2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationSocial Security Practitioners Committee2010 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Favorable Social Security Disability HearingFull Favorable Decision
Client Awarded Social Security Disability BenefitsFull Favorable Decision
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of South CarolinaCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
The Linsly SchoolN/AN/A1999