Amanda M. Morgan is Of Counsel to Gentry Locke’s Lynchburg office, where she focuses on municipal, civil, and business litigation. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Richmond Law School, Amanda served as an intern in the Office of the Chief Staff Attorney of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the Virginia Office of the Attorney General in Richmond. She subsequently honed her skills in insurance defense, civil litigation, and local government matters with law firms in Danville and South Boston, Virginia.
Books I read per month
Years of tuition saved finishing degrees early
Very active boys
Diet Sun Drop sodas daily
If I wasn't practicing law...
I would probably be helping out with the family business (lumber) and spending as much time as possible with my two sons.
People would be surprised to know...
Before attending law school I worked as a child protective services social worker.
What do you like to do outside of work?
After sitting much of the day, I want to get moving. My two busy sons keep me active on a daily basis. We enjoy tennis, fishing, waterskiing, and snow skiing. I’m also a voracious reader and look forward to quiet times that allow me to dive into the latest book.
Tell us an important life lesson you live by.
I believe it’s important to possess a strong work ethic and I try to instill that value in my sons, just as my parents did with me. In addition, each day is an opportunity to be kind and respectful to others.
- University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia, J.D. magna cum laude 2005
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B.A. 2000
- Represented insurers in declaratory judgment actions regarding the nature and extent of coverage in liability and first-party claims
- Represented insurers and their insureds in liability claims
- Represented local governments in personnel, tax, zoning, real estate, procurement and code enforcement matters
- Represented various employers and individuals in defending charges of discrimination before the EEOC and federal courts
- Assisted local community services boards in personnel and compliance matters
- Represented the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority in contract and discrimination litigation involving a HUD Hope VI project
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia (2007)
- U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia (2006)
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit (2008)
- U.S. Supreme Court (2011)
- Young Lawyers Conference Circuit Representative, Past Circuit Representative for 10th Judicial Circuit
- Member, Halifax Bar Association
- Member, McNeil Law Society (2005)
- Senior Staff Member, University of Richmond Law Review (2003-2005)
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Summary Judgment in Breach of Contract action defeats $700,000 claim The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.Case Studies
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