|Michigan - MI||6 years|
|Illinois - IL||27 years|
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Amy graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1996. After graduation she worked for several law firms in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, where she gained experience in the areas of employment law, insurance defense, contested guardianship and probate, and other litigation matters. She tried several cases to jury verdict. In addition, she served as an arbitrator for the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration system. She successfully defended clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and the Illinois Department of Labor.
In the fall of 2006 she opened her own firm – Stikovich Legal Counsel. Her goal is to provide excellent representation to individuals, small businesses, small medical practices, and churches/religious institutions. She develops long-lasting relationships with clients, and she has had many of the same business clients for over 15 years. She relocated to Petoskey in the fall of 2016. In addition to representing employers and employees in various diputes, she offers Human Resources consulting - including evaluating current practices/procedures, drafting policies, handling employee issues, etc. She is continuing to develop relationships with local realtors and title companies, and she can assist with a basic transaction or help you figure out how to clean up title. She drafts all necessary documents (deed, purchase contracts, land contracts, etc.) In April of 2020, Amy joined with a few colleagues to form Nelson Deegan Forster & Stikovich, PC. in Petoskey, Michigan.
Something new in Michigan is "Limited Scope Representation." What that means is that Amy can represent clients with just a small part of their case. For example, if a client cannot afford to hire an attorney for the full case, Amy can draft pleadings or just handle a few court appearances. This can be done on a flat fee basis, as well.
Amy volunteers with Northern Community Mediation in Petoskey and Charlevoix, and this year Amy was named Veteran Mediator of the Year. She is currently working on earning her certificate in Estate Planning through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. She volunteers at her church and her daughters' school, and she is on the board of Concord Academy of Petoskey.