Amanda's work on behalf of employees has been widely recognized, and she is the recipient of numerous awards and achievements. Most recently, she was named 2019 Lawyer of the Year – Employment Law for Individuals by Best Lawyers and the Top 50 Women in Georgia by Super Lawyers. She has been voted in for her work in Labor and Employment to Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Georgia Trend, and as one of the National Advocate's Top 100 Lawyers, as well as many other organizations. She has also brought the firm to Best Law Firm status by U.S. News & World Report, and to Best Litigation Firm of the year by the Fulton County Daily Report. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Known as an attorney who only takes serious and important cases, Amanda has proven this by achieving thehighest verdict in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) case in the nation for her client and the largest libel verdict for a single plaintiff in Georgia. She tried the first Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act case in 2015 to a verdict of $2.25 million, ensuring that genetic privacy will be taken seriously by all companies. Her cases are regularly followed by the press. She seeks change for both individuals and for society as a whole, including publishing a study analyzing how the courts handle employment discrimination cases in an effort to bring these cases back into the hands of jurors. The study has generated national interest and dialogue about the role of the jury and judge in employment cases, from Huffington Post articles by retired federal judges to local television coverage of the debate between Amanda and a defense attorney. The study is now featured in several scholarly articles and books.
In addition to her law practice, Amanda has served as the President to the Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment section, President of the National Employment Lawyers Association in Georgia. Additionally, Amanda has previously served as the president of the Atlanta Council for Younger Lawyers; co-chair of the American Association of Justice Wage and Hour Litigation Group, on the Executive Boards of the Atlanta Bar Association, chair of the Inadequate Security Litigation Group for the American Association of Justice, member of the Executive Committee to the Atlanta Bar Association; member of the Advisory Council to the National Crime Victim Bar Association; and on the Boards of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Crime Victim Advocacy Council, State Bar of Georgia Younger Lawyers Division, Public Affairs and Press Advisory Board to the American Association of Justice, as well as several domestic violence and women's rights organizations. She was also a founding member and has worked closely with Water-Life-Hope, a non-profit organization that works to bring running water to the impoverished in Haiti.
A sought-after speaker and commentator, Amanda has been featured as a legal thought leader in publications and news segments. Human resource professionals and employment defense attorneys regularly seek her out as a presenter. Amanda has spoken and has been published extensively on sexual harassment, overtime and employment cases, litigating cases for civil justice for crime victims and sexual assault, including for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Association for Justice, the National Crime Victim Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia's Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the National Employment Lawyers Association, among many others. In addition, Amanda has been an invited faculty member for the Emory School of Law Trial Advocacy Program and for the National Employment Lawyers' Association Trial Boot Camp. Amanda was one of a selected few employment lawyers asked to serve on the Eleventh Circuit Committee to revise the Pattern Jury Instructions on employment-related issues.
An experienced trial lawyer, Amanda has been awarded status as a Fellow of the National College of Advocacy by the American Association of Justice. This designation signifies her commitment to effective representation of her clients and her dedication to achieving a high level of competence. Additionally, Amanda is a Fellow in the Lawyer's Foundation of Georgia. Membership in the Fellows Program is an honor which recognizes lawyers whose public and private careers demonstrate outstanding legal abilities and a devotion to their communities.