Amanda began her career at GTH as a summer associate in 2012. Before joining the firm full-time in 2013, she served as a law clerk in the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division of the Washington Attorney General’s Office. Amanda moved abroad to Northern Ireland in 2017 with her family and was thrilled to rejoin GTH in 2020 upon their return to the Pacific Northwest.
Amanda’s practice is an expanding blend of estate planning, probate and real estate. She enjoys exploring the sometimes complex intersections among these practice areas. Amanda assists clients on estate planning matters that involve land conservation and other unique land use or real estate issues. She also has experience drafting easements, covenants, and real estate transactional documents, as well as helping clients with land use permitting and appeals.
Amanda was born in Tacoma and maintains strong ties to the South Sound community. She has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Tacoma Arts Live and the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County. She is also a past Co-Chair of Forterra’s South Sound Regional Leadership Council. Amanda’s family recently put down roots on Bainbridge Island, where they are slowly updating their “Brady Bunch” mid-century home.
When not working or volunteering, Amanda can often be found exploring local parks or biking around Bainbridge Island with her husband, their young daughter and their rescued German Shepherd.
J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2013
B.A., Willamette University, cum laude, 2007
Institute for the International Educations of Students, Paris France, 2006
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Washington State Courts
PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
Washington State Bar Association, 2013 – Present
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Joined Firm in 2013
Summer Associate, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, 2012
Washington State Attorneys General’s Office, 2011
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 2007-2010
HONORS & AWARDS
Distinguished Service by a New Attorney Award, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, 2015
ARTICLES & PRESENTATIONS
Washington State Bar Association Real Property Deskbook, Contributing Author
Adverse Possession, Boundary Litigation, Encroachment and Trespass, Vol. 4, 4th Ed. (updated 2016)
Homestead, Vol. 3, 4th Ed. (updated 2015)