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Amanda Morgan, Of Counsel with Gentry Locke attorneys in Lynchburg, Virginia

Amanda M. Morgan

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Amanda Morgan is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation practice group where she represents government, corporate and individual clients in a variety of complex matters ranging from business disputes to product and premises liability to estate litigation. She also handles cases in the firm’s personal injury and employment law practice groups. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Morgan’s practice was primarily dedicated to insurance defense litigation, real estate and local government matters with law firms in Danville and South Boston, Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her J.D, magna cum laude, from the University of Richmond.

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  • 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.

Education

  • 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

Experience

  • 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

Affiliations

  • Admissions:
    • 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

Awards

  • Member, McNeil Law Society (2005)
  • Senior Staff Member, University of Richmond Law Review (2003-2005)
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