Amy Whitelaw is a personal injury attorney in the Richmond, Virginia office of Allen & Allen. She focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury cases including motorcycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents and wrongful death. Amy is committed to defending her clients' rights against insurance companies and safeguarding their best interests throughout the litigation process. Amy prides herself on providing the best client service and communication. She is able to explain options and legal concepts so that her clients always remain informed. When litigation is necessary, Amy combines her advocacy and communication skills to effectively represent her clients in the courtroom.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies – Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government from American University’s School of Public Affairs. She earned her J.D. cum laude from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. She was a member of both the Trial Advocacy Board and the Moot Court Board. Amy also served as an Articles Editor for the University of Richmond Law Review.
Following graduation, Amy was admitted to the Order of the Barristers and awarded the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award. She has participated in nearly 200 mock trials over the past eleven years, giving her an impressive amount of trial experience well beyond that of most other recent law school graduates. She worked as a Summer Associate for the Allen Law Firm while in law school.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2015||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Student Advocacy Award||International Academy of Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Order of Barristers||University of Richmond||2015|
|CALI Excellence for the Future Award||Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||2015|
|Robert A. Slimak Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy||University of Richmond School of Law Trial Advocacy Board||2012|
|Associate Attorney||Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen, P.C.||2015 - Present|
|Summer Associate||Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen, P.C.||2014 - 2014|
|Legal Intern to the Honorable David. J. Novak||U.S. District Court, E.D. Va.||2014 - 2014|
|Student Circulation Desk Assistant||University of Richmond Law Library||2013 - 2015|
|Legal Intern||Apex Systems||2013 - 2013|
|Research Assistant||University of Richmond School of Law||2013 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||Equal Employment Opportunity Commission||2013 - 2013|
|Intern, Consumer Protection Branch||U.S. Department of Justice||2012 - 2012|
|Office of Academic Affairs Student Assistant||American University, Washington College Of Law||2010 - 2012|
|Intern||HoganWillig||2009 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||2015 - Present|
|Virginia Women Attorneys Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2015 - Present|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2015|
|American University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2012|
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