Amy holds her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University. She started her career as a therapist for adolescents struggling with substance abuse and mental health diagnoses after graduating with her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. After learning from this experience and interacting with youth in foster care, Amy decided to change her career path. She went back to school at Chapman University Fowler School of Law. During law school, Amy was Editor-In-Chief of Chapman Law Review, served as an academic fellow for multiple courses, including Legal Research & Writing, and received awards for earning the top grade in numerous classes and the 2017 Rutan & Tucker Golden Quill for top defendant’s brief. She provided services in the school’s domestic violence clinic, assisting petitioners in preparing their cases for hearings.
Amy graduated number two (2) in her class. Amy graduated with multiple distinctions, including the ALI-CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award and the National Order of Scribes as an Outstanding Law Graduate.
After graduating from law school, Amy began her career as an attorney at the Law Office of Harold LaFlamme, where she represented youth in foster care. She managed a caseload in the hundreds and advocated for the safety, health, and wellbeing of abused and neglected children. In her role, Amy worked collaboratively with opposing counsel to negotiate the best outcomes for each child. Still, she was also always prepared to go to trial and fiercely advocate for her clients. Amy was responsible for not only communicating with other trial counsel and judges but also with her clients, their caregivers, and social workers.
Using her experience, Amy approaches each client with a desire to learn about each individual and family and find out what truly matters for their futures. Through her gentle approach and knack for asking important questions, she will help you develop the best plan for you and your family. Amy finds estate planning an important area of the law, family planning that too often gets overlooked. Amy wants every parent, child, and sibling to feel prepared for whatever the future may hold.