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Amy is an experienced litigator in commercial litigation, business contracts, business torts, business divorce and disputes, consumer loans and contracts, receivership actions, and fraud. Recent cases include assisting a member of an LLC obtain a judgment for fraud against the manager of the LLC, assisting a mortgage broker defend a lawsuit by the lender, and defending a commercial landlord-tenant dispute.

 

Amy has strong appellate experience and has briefed appellate cases in the Arizona Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court, California Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, and Fifth Circuit. She has handled appeals on a variety of subjects, including family law and divorce, employment, class actions, consumer rights, and commercial litigation matters. Recent cases involve an appeal of visitation rights for a same-sex couple and an appeal of a business valuation in a divorce.

 

Amy lives in Phoenix and, when not working hard for her clients, enjoys running with her dogs, golf, and reading. 


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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 50%
    15 years
  2. Appeals: 50%
    14 years

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  • Milton Wagner

    I have known Amy for nearly 10 years. She is an exceptional advocate who is passionate about helping others. I highly recommend her.

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  • Mark V. Clay

    highly endorse Mrs. Wilkins. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first.

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Contact info

The Wilkins Law Firm

1197 E. Oak St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85006

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 200303/28/2016
CAActive200105/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Senior AwardUniversity of Arizona College of Law2001
Distinguished EditorUniversity of Arizona College of Law Arizona Law Review2001
Order of the CoifUniversity of Arizona College of Law2001
Editor in ChiefArizona Law Review2000
Charles T. Ares FellowUniversity of Arizona College of Law1999
Senior CommendationUniversity of Arizona Faculty of Humanities1995
National Merit ScholarNational Merit Society1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWilkins Law Firm2012 - Present
AttorneyChristian, Dichter & Sluga2011 - 2012
AttorneyHagens Berman Sobol Shapiro2007 - 2011
AssociateLewis & Roca2004 - 2007
AssociateSteptoe & Johnson2003 - 2004
AssociateKirkland & Ellis2001 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee, Arizona State BarVice Chair2010 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Arizona Women Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Professional WomenN/AN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association publicationA Practioner's Guide to Class Actions, Arizona Chapter2010
American Bar Association publicationLitigation 101: Tips for Taking an Out-of State Deposition2005
American Bar Association The Young LawyerNeed ADR Training? Try These Options2004
American Corporate Counsel Association"Watch Out! Your Arbitration Clause Could Be Setting You Up to Arbitrate Class Actions Focus2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of ArizonaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2011 Arizona State Bar ConventionBeyond the Basics: Class Actions2011