Amy attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992. While at UCLA, Amy was on the Dean’s Honor List and a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu (honors society for the social sciences) and Alpha Kappa Delta Society (honors society for the social sciences). She received her Juris Doctor Degree from Pepperdine Law School in 1996, where she was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient and a Gunnar Nicholson Endowed Scholarship recipient.
Amy co-founded Wootton Law Group LLP in 2009. Amy worked in various large, nationally recognized law firms, as well as mid-sized firms, prior to that time. Specifically, Amy worked at Charlston, Revich & Williams; Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold; Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith; Bononi Law Group and Hamner Law Offices. In those firms, Amy focused on business, civil and employment litigation as well as insurance coverage and defense.
Amy has significant litigation experience in a broad range of matters, including employment litigation (in which Amy has represented employers and employees in a wide range of employment issues including harassment claims based on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, mental and physical disabilities, pregnancy, national origin, claims of wrongful termination, breach of contract, whistle-blowing, wage disputes, discrimination and retaliation claims and grievance proceedings), class actions (including both commercial and wage and hour matters), construction defect defense matters (in which Amy has represented general contractors and subcontractors in a wide variety of construction defect cases, including property damage claims and personal injury claims arising out of construction-site accidents) and personal injury matters. Amy’s litigation experience includes jury trials, bench trials, mediations, considerable deposition and motion practice, as well as significant appellate experience.
Several of the cases Amy has handled have received media attention and have been reported on in newspapers and trade publications in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Miami, and London, as well as national magazines and main line media television shows.
Amy is a member of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California.