Amanda was born in Kirksville, Missouri on January 20, 1981. She grew up in Macon, Missouri, graduating from Macon High School with academic honors in May 1999. After high school, Amanda attended Moberly Area Community College, graduating in May 2001 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Business and Liberal Arts.
Amanda continued her education on an academic merit scholarship at Stephens College. While at Stephens, she was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and served as Chapter President. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and served as Chapter Treasurer. She was also a Justice on the Student Judiciary Committee and a member of Mortar Board, Student Ambassadors Association and played varsity volleyball. She was named to the Dean’s List and was twice selected as Law, Philosophy & Rhetoric’s Student of the Year. She was also selected to have some of her photography published in the Harbinger, an annual compilation of student works.
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Amanda interned with the Domestic Violence and Battered Women’s Legal Clinic at the University of Missouri, School of Law and the District 14 Office of the Missouri State Public Defender. For her senior capstone, she completed a research project and oral presentation, “The Government’s Role in Marriage.” She graduated Cum Laude from Stephens College with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law, Philosophy and Rhetoric in May 2003.
Amanda joined Gump & Faiella, LLC as a Paralegal in 2003. She became the firm’s Senior Litigation Paralegal in 2007. She is a member of the American Association for Justice: Paralegal Affiliates. Amanda has completed continuing legal education seminars on trial preparation, client interviewing, legal ethics, analyzing medical records, legal research using West Law, handling Medicare subrogation claims, management of client funds, courtroom technology, and graphic exhibit design for use in the courtroom.
MORE ABOUT AMANDA
She is married to David and they have three children, Cooper, Brette and Eisley. Amanda attends the Huntsville United Methodist Church. She sat on the City of Huntsville City Council for the 2010-2011 year. She is a founding member and past officer of the Westran Fire Auxiliary. Amanda also volunteers her time at cancer fundraising events in her community.