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Amy Kathryn Pietrowski

Divorce and separation Attorney at Southaven, MS

4.7   41 reviews

also known as ASK AMY

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Amy

Learn Amy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%
    All Personal Injury and Car Wrecks

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    DUI Law, Public Drunk, Assault Charges, Shoplifting, Traffic violations, Speeding tickets; Expungement from record and other serious criminal matters.

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Uncontested and Contested Divorces

  4. Child support
    15%
    Assisting in collecting child support, or increasing child support also offer representation to parents who owe child support.

  5. Social Security & Disability
    10%
    Social Security/Disability Workers Comp.

Attorney Amy Pietrowski overcame personal hardship, abuse and poverty to become a leading courtroom advocate for clients in Mississippi and Tennessee.

A native of Michigan, Pietrowski was only 2 years old when she was placed in foster care. She endured a turbulent childhood and in disobedience, rebelled by joining the Marine Corps. The trajectory of her life changed when she joined the U.S. Marine Corps at age 18.

Pietrowski was one of only 2,200 women serving in the Marine Corps during the first Persian Gulf War. She completed boot camp at Parris Island in Port Royal, South Carolina, followed by her Military Occupational Specialty training in communication at the 29 Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in San Bernardino County, California.

During her four years of active military service, Pietrowski was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, with deployments to Thailand, Korea and the Philippines. Her work included serving as a communication center supervisor at supply and logistics bases in the Pacific region. She received extensive training on firearms, close combat and weapons systems.

Following her honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps at the rank of corporal, Pietrowski completed an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Mississippi. She took time off from her career after her two children were born, returning to the workforce following a divorce.

When Hurricane Katrina struck Mississippi in 2005, Pietrowski was hired to serve as a FEMA crisis counselor in the Jackson, Mississippi, area. Her work included searching for those who had been displaced by the storm and helping them connect with resources for mental-health counseling and financial assistance.

She remained in the Jackson area and went on to become a teacher and intervention specialist in local public school systems. There, she taught in traditional classrooms as well as working one-on-one with bilingual students, minorities, and those in danger of dropping out of school.

Pietrowski was 40 years old when she entered law school. She graduated from the Mississippi College School of Law as a Dean’s List scholar and founded Pietrowski Law Practice PLLC in 2013.

Today she is licensed to practice law in both Mississippi and Tennessee. She is skilled in litigation, negotiations, criminal defense, divorce proceedings and family law, in addition to being a certified Guardian Ad Litem.

In her personal life, Pietrowski has maintained a commitment to physical fitness since her days in the U.S. Marine Corps, when she earned achievement awards throughout her tour of duty. She remains an avid runner and tennis player.

She speaks publicly on topics including overcoming adversity, career decisions and mentoring.

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Through their role as legal representatives, attorneys have great potential to impact the lives of their clients. We take seriously the responsibility to advocate for our client's rights and uphold the highest possible standards in our legal practice.
Dedicated to Justice | Attorney Amy Pietrowski has a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw on when representing your case and understands and can fully empathize with your legal and emotional issues.
An effective attorney brings experience in handling DUI cases in the local jurisdiction where you are facing charges. A lawyer should work to minimize the consequences you will face in both the short and long term.
Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer | Hiring a lawyer with criminal defense experience as early in the arrest and court process as possible can accelerate the construction of a case that defends your due process rights.
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Location

Amy Kathryn Pietrowski
230-2 Goodman Rd E.
Suite 100
Southaven, MS, 38761

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever grateful I called her.
Was picked up for a DUI. The next day after I got back home I googled lawyers and thankfully Amy came up. She is so wonderful. She listens to you, and she explains things exactly so you can understand them. We worked together for over a year through the charges. She was there for me every step of the way even when the court itself got things mixed up. She probably saved my future. I can’t recommend her enough. She knows what she’s doing and she doesn’t judge you.
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Posted by Flavia Mateos | December 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Amy is not only a great attorney, she is also a wonderful person. She was very straight forward. I knew I had nothing to worry about, she cared. I cannot say enough good things about her service. Took time to answer questions which she didn’t have to do being as she is a very busy person. Highly recommend
Posted by Gail | October 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Goes the extra mile!
I wish I could give her 10 stars! Amy is a superb lawyer that REALLY cares for you as her client not just as a client that she wants to get your money! She worked on a custody/ foster care case for me. I had a very specific idea of what I needed and she actually heard me and advised me in such a good manner to get the results that I wanted! She CARES and will fight like a bulldog for you! I cannot say enough good things about her! If you are reading this review you can stop now and hire her because she gets things done!
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Posted by Luke | February 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reccomended
I am happy to endorse Amy as an excellent attorney. Being an attorney is often a very challenging and difficult career, I understand. Of course it will be all but impossible to get 100% positive feedback. What I can tell you is that I have had my share of challenges communicating and finding solutions through divorce and custody litigation which can often be frustrating and emotional. Amy represented me and gave a strong case to find solutions, was not offended by my challenging thoughts, provided encouragement, and worked well to craft an effective path forward. After meeting aggressive opposition I was given sound legal advice that led me to a path that was not a financial gain for her. I don't have an issue with how billing occurs. It is an industry standard I have found with most experiences in litigation which is sadly quite expensive or impossible for many families. I am grateful for her grace and professionalism that has resulted in hope and a potential win I felt she genuinely cared about in my experience. She will be most effective and fight for you or give you her best advice to move forward to secure a win or minimal damages. I hope you and your family keep faith, find peace, and some measure of success with Amy or whomever you decide. Thank you Amy!
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Posted by logan | November 18, 2021
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logan cozart
she is a great lawyer has handled two legal matters for me both with great out comes always able to get in touch with here if i had any questions are needed advice couldn`t recommend her enough
Posted by Orrin | August 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney! Worth every penny!
I received a speeding ticket in north Mississippi and did a quick google search of attorneys that work on traffic tickets. I was from out of state living in Pennsylvania at the time. Paid her the money. Sent her the ticket. She had it thrown out. I have a CDL and really helped me out. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful Out-of-Towner
When my son was arrested for a fight in Oxford, MS, I didn't know where to turn since we are from out of state. I was referred to Amy by an attorney friend who resides in my home state and she immediately went to work for us. I was pleased with the level of communication and representation we received. Amy was able to have the charges dropped completely based on her understanding of the circumstances and the law. We were completely satisfied and would recommend Amy to anyone. THANKS Amy!
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Posted by Chris | December 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Professional
Amy gave me a lot of good information on my initial consultation. Right to the point, all my options laid out, all my questions answered. I gave her 5 stars, because there isnt 6.
Posted by Betsy Davis | November 7, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Star 6
Mrs Amy ,listen to me very well.She told me things I need to do .What we could do. Mrs Amy explained things in a way I understand everything .I would irecommend her to all my friends, family ,and even outlaw .If you want a good lawyer, very well dress,excellent English, she your girl! I want her to know I appreciate her time talking to Betsy Anne Davis. Thank you so much .
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I am from Alabama, needed an attorney in Mississippi to help with a custody issue. After reading all the great reviews on Amy we decided to hire her. We definitely was not disappointed. She worked fast and did exactly what she told us she would do. She got us what we wanted. Highly recommend Amy. I feel confident she would fight for you regardless the case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2020
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Traffic Violation
Ms. Pietrowski through litigation was able to completely dismiss my speeding ticket, leaving my traffic record clear and keeping my insurance rates at a minimum. I will be forever grateful.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2020
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Ms
She has excellent communication, she helps me understand what I am looking for in my case. She was straight to the point of the questions that I have asked. She also gives me a great strategy of step by step instructions.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great hardworking attorney
We hired Amy for an ongoing custody contempt case after having another lawyer for 2 yrs. Amy did more in a few months due to covid limitations than our original attorney. Amy was available 24/7 and would text or email all updates of your case. Even while on vacation she worked on our case. She cares about her clients and whats best and works to get you what you want. Don't allow other lawyers with lower rates to reel you in. We can assure you Amy is worth every penny and we won plus attorney fees. We recommend amy for any legal advice and if she cant do it she will still give u some type of advice. We need more hardworking, veteran attorneys like her. Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great divorce attorney
Amy Kathryn Pietrowski, Simplified my divorce process and represented me in a detailed oriented manner. She communicated with me in a timely manner and explained what was coming next. She is a professional and cares about her clients.
Posted by Al | January 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Communicative and Effective Attorney
I would unreservedly recommend Attorney Amy Pietrowski. I had a legal issue that was comparatively very small for her, but she still dedicated her time and effort to resolving it for me. She was readily reachable and kept me updated as things developed. She actually called me immediately after leaving the courthouse after getting a dismissal. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by W.E. | December 28, 2019
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Attorney with Integrity
Amy is not only a great attorney, she is also a wonderful person. Dedicated doesn't even scratch the surface of this tough-love lawyer. She is always quick to respond when you need something and communicates effectively when there are updates with your case. She shows what I feel is sincere empathy, but also keeps it real and honest. I appreciate her professional style and integrity- it works!
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Posted by Ralph | August 1, 2019
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Ralph S
I was referred to Attorney Pietrowski to address a pending legal issue. My initial contact was via telephone to her office late in the afternoon. She was very quick to return my call directly early the following morning. She is very knowledgeable and informed on all aspect of the legal process and system. She answered all my questions in a very direct manner but also took the time explained all the pertinent details. Her overall tone and attitude reflected her sincerity, understanding and compassion. She is definitely Five Stars and my attorney of choice.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Abuse of finalized out of state Divorce Decree, MS Property
Amy has such an honest & caring heart!! She called me w/ in 15 mins of my email to her!m. No other attorney had ever been so prompt! She gave me honest advise, & it didn’t benefit her financially at all, because I actually needed an attorney from the state of my divorce decree, even though my property is in MS. If my case gets too in-depth & I end up needing a MS attorney, she is the only one I want to fight for me!! I wish she had been in practice when I lived there, since I had to fire my evil, greedy, verbally abusive, arrogant, fake Christian, male attorney! He caused me to moved out of state to get relief from all the stress from him & my very charming, adulterous ex-husband. I should have stayed there w/ my house- it would have stayed clean, presentable & sold, putting an end to this nightmare! Thanks again Amy for your Instructions!!! God bless you!!
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Posted by Dave | April 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
How to proceed
I consulted Ms.Pietrowski because I was. Lost She told me where to go what to look for and what I should look for she knew what I was talking about when I didnt. I found what I was looking for Her help saved me a day or two and alot of frustration.Great insight
Posted by Douglas | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
She handled my divorce expertly. She was very big on communication and keeping me up on what was happening. She got me exactly what I was asking for.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Pietrowski Law Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • English Teacher
  • Pearl Junior High School
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Communications Center Supervisor
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Business Owner
  • Executive Profiles; Resume & Career Consulting
  • 2000 - 2009
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Education

  • Mississippi College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lafayette Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Trigger Time
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United State Marine Corps Women League
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award for contribution as a Pro Bono Attorney
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • 2015
  • “2017 Most Influential Woman”
  • Mudd & Magnolia Magazine
  • N/A
  • Exemplary hours provided of pro-bono legal services
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law 101: From Theory to Practice,
  • Family Law 101: From Theory to Practice
  • 2019
  • Oxford Campus
  • DUI Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (28)
Endorse Amy
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amy goes above and beyond to help her clients in difficult situations. One of the best!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is an asset to her clients and the legal community. Practicing Divorce law not only requires a keen attention to the law, but compassion to the client. Amy has my endorsement!"
Car accident Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It's simple, if you need a lawyer you can choose from thousands if you need to Win you need to hire Amy K. Pietrowski, Esq. to be on your side. I endorse her!"
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Pietrowski is a very effective advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is incredibly talented and dedicated to her clients and highly respected in the profession."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Amy Pietrowski has demonstrated that she understands asking the right questions is necessary before providing a client with an accurate answer. A caring attorney not only cares but takes care when providing legal information and advice. Attorney Pietrowski is caring in every sense of the word and I am honored to have this opportunity to endorse her."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Counsel Pietrowski offers clear, concise suggestions to questions in the forums. She is an asset to the AVVO community and to her clients. I am happy to both endorse this attorney and to thank her for her service to our country."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is a very skilled and compassionate attorney, with a stellar ability to serve her clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is knowledgeable in the field of family law and well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her responses on the AVVO forum are a testament to her legal expertise as well as unyielding commitment to assisting those in need of legal guidance."
Unknown Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is an exceptional attorney. Her background in public service and excellence in advocacy are a great asset to anyone in need of legal help. She truly is an attorney with a servant's heart. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Pietrowski has a deceptive appearance. She doesn't look like a tough-as-nails killer. But just keep thinking that, and this Marine will show you a thing or two. I endorse this lawyer with pride."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
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