Faculty Profile: Amy Amundsen

Amy AmundsenAmundsen Legal Consulting
Previous Courses Taught (10)
  • Family Law Forum 2020
  • POSTPONED: Dispute Resolution Annual Forum 2020
  • Family Law Forum 2019
  • Alimony Bench Book Live in Memphis CLE: 2019 Updates
  • Advanced Training for Family Lawyers:
  • Review of the Alimony Statute
  • Review of the Alimony Statute: Cases, Deductibles, and More
  • Family Law in Tennessee: What Lawyers Can Do
  • 2005 Tennessee Supreme Court in Review
  • Lessons Learned from the Social Sciences
Biography

Education:
Cum Laude from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, B.A. (1984)
Dickinson College, Bologna, Italy (1983-1984)
University of Memphis School of Law, J.D. (1987)


Certifications:    
Diplomate, American College of Family Trial Lawyers (2015-present)
Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys (2010-present)
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys (2008-present)
Family Law Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy  (2001-present)


Alternate Dispute Resolutions (ADR) Credentials:

Arbitrator trained, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2020)

Collaborative Lawyer trained, American Academy of Matrimonial Law (2010-present)

Rule 31, Listed Family Mediator, Tennessee Supreme Court (2002-present)

Current Professional Positions:
Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Legislation Committee (2014-present) Continuing Legal Education Committee (2020-2021)
Member, Memphis Collaborative Alliance (2013-present)
Co-Chair, Alimony Bench Book Committee, Tennessee Bar Association (2000-present)
Fellow, American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Foundations


Prior Professional Positions:
Master Emeritus, Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court (2014 - present)
Chair, Memphis Area Legal Services Campaign (2010).
President, Memphis Bar Association (2007-2008)
President, University of Memphis School of Law Alumni Chapter (2006-2007)
President, Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section (1995-1996 and 2005-2006)
President, Memphis Bar Association Family Law Section (1992-1993)
Adjunct Professor of family law, University of Memphis School of Law (2002-2003)


Awards:
Lawyer's Lawyer Award, Memphis Bar Association (2018) Justice Joe Henry Award, Tennessee Bar Association (2017) Marion Griffin-Francis Loring Award from the Association of Women Attorneys (2007)
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International