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Amanda B. Davis

Senior Associate

Education

University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA Rank: 1/139

  • Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, May 2012

Honors

  • Recipient of J. Westwood Smithers Medal (awarded to graduate with highest cumulative GPA)
  • University of Richmond Law Review, Executive Board, Managing Editor
  • The Order of the Coif
  • Walter Scott McNeill Law Society
  • Highest Grade in Special Problems in Evidence, Spring 2012
  • Highest Grade in Criminal Process, Fall 2011
  • Highest Grade in Lawyering Skills I, § 4, Fall 2009
  • Highest Grade in Lawyering Skills II, § 4, Spring 2010
  • 2010 Carrico Moot Court Competition, Finalist

Activities

  • Moot Court Board
  • Student Bar Association, 2L Class Representative

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA GPA: 3.746

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with High Distinction, May 2006

Honors

  • Distinguished Majors Program
  • Dean’s List (each semester)
  • National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Golden Key International Honor Society

Experience

Stackhouse, Nexsen & Turrietta, Norfolk, VA

  • Associate, August 2012 – August 2013

The Honorable Robert E. Payne, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond, VA

  • Judicial Extern, August– December 2011
    • Conducted legal research and wrote bench memorandums
    • Drafted formal legal opinions

Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Richmond, Richmond, VA

  • Legal Intern, May – July 2011
    • Prepared cases for trial by drafting discovery motions, researching case law, and interviewing witnesses, victims, and police officers
    • Tried criminal and traffic cases using Third Year Practice Certificate
    • Negotiated and presented plea agreements

University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA

  • Teaching Assistant, Lawyering Skills I & II, August 2010 – May 2011
    • Instructed students in the Bluebook, legal writing, and oral advocacy skills

Publications

  • Co-author, Understanding Fraudulent Transfers, 39 VBA Journal 16 (Fall 2012).
  • Best of the Burg 2022
  • Best Law Firm: Best of the Burg
Five-Star Client Reviews

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    - Former Client

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    - Former Client

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