For Amy, being a great attorney is all about helping families resolve issues, and reach a healthier and happier place in life together. With extensive experience in juvenile law, Amy is no stranger to the struggles that can accompany family law matters, especially when a minor is involved, and therefore approaches every case with a unique understanding of how to best move forward, and a steadfast commitment to providing the best legal counsel possible.
Amy was inspired to pursue law when her job at the Department of Justice revealed her aptitude for connecting with and helping families in difficult seasons of life. Encouraged by an attorney to pursue law school, Amy enrolled in night courses, worked and went to school full time to earn her Bachelors, and was soon accepted into Willamette University College of Law.
Amy’s impressive legal career, and years of practice, has seen her through many notable positions, including the ODJ’s Child Advocacy Section and the Marion County Juvenile Advocacy Consortium. Now ready to focus wholly on family and juvenile law, Amy is excited to be working with, learning from, and applying her own unique knowledge to the Pacific Cascade Family Law team.
When not practicing law, Amy enjoys spending her free time gardening, golfing, reading, and playing ball or doing art projects with her son. A special day in Amy’s book would include the opportunity to sleep in, have an open calendar with no pressing tasks, and being able to spend her hours tending to her plants, listening to music, and spending time with her family in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
When asked what quote Amy believes holds weight and value in her life, she referenced Maya Angelou’s words, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”