Amy D'Amato

Amy D'Amato


Greater Seattle Area
Law Practice

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Amy D'Amato's Overview

  • Attorney at Nold Muchinsky PLLC
  • Attorney at Law Offices of David Smith
  • Attorney at Foster Pepper PLLC
  • Extern for Justice Gerry Alexander at Washington State Supreme Court
  • Academic Mentor/Tutor at Academic Resource Program, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Student Computer Lab and Help Phones Consultant, at Student Computer Services, Washington State University
  • Business Development Intern at Battelle
  • United States Government Tutor at Northwest Missouri State University

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Amy D'Amato's Experience


Nold Muchinsky PLLC

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) Bellevue


Law Offices of David Smith

October 2012April 2013 (7 months)

Focus in bankruptcy, primarily representing debtors in pure bankruptcy matters and adversary proceedings. Drafted agreements, including purchase and sale agreements and employment contracts. Advised business clients in internal matters, including discipline, termination, unemployment and preventative issues.

• Worked independently, providing analysis and support and developing and redefining case strategy.
• Discovery management in cases, including depositions, interrogatories, and requests for production.
• Extensive experience with foreclosures and MERS related issues.
• Counseled clients on all aspects of the litigation process, including case strategy, risk evaluation, discovery, and trial planning.

Partnership; 201-500 employees; Legal Services industry

May 2008August 2011 (3 years 4 months)

Focus in litigation and bankruptcy law. Researched and analyzed complex legal issues and drafted motions for submission to the court. Examples include motions on standing and dismissal issues, preferential and fraudulent transfer issues, and the winding up of limited liability companies after dissolution as well as numerous motions for partial summary judgment. Drafted and responded to discovery requests including interrogatories and subpoenas. Familiarity with Concordance. Assisted in deposition preparation, client meetings and mediations. Researched new labor and employment law issues and wrote e-alerts for employment law blog.

• Extensive experience with all facets of discovery.
• Nominated for annual Outstanding Associate Performance award in firm’s Litigation Group for work done defending a bank against the foreclosure of a piece of property when the title policy contained an incorrect property description.
• Respected associate specifically requested for “rush” projects because of ability to find creative solutions to problems and time management skills.

Extern for Justice Gerry Alexander

Washington State Supreme Court

January 2010May 2010 (5 months)

Researched legal issues brought before the court and wrote recommendations to the judge based on such research. Assisted in drafting opinions and internal memoranda to distribute to the justices in Researched complex legal issues in high profile cases brought before the court. Wrote recommendations to the justice based on such research. Required strong communication skills, written and oral, and an attention for detail.

Academic Mentor/Tutor

Academic Resource Program, Gonzaga University School of Law

September 2008December 2009 (1 year 4 months)

Led voluntary group sessions to assist first year students learn essential law school skills, i.e. case briefing, outlining, exam preparation, and exam taking.

• Individually tutored students with a grade point average below 2.0 in six substantive first year courses.
• Recommended for position by Legal Research and Writing professor.
• Required to be in top 10 percent of class.

Student Computer Lab and Help Phones Consultant,

Student Computer Services, Washington State University

August 2005May 2007 (1 year 10 months)

Supervised computer labs and provided assistance to fellow students in areas involving networking, computer applications for both Macs, PCs, and the internet.

• Extensive training in and experience with Microsoft Office and other editing applications.
• Solved network and computer problems to meet students’ needs in timely manner.
• Required patience and excellent customer service skills to meet students’ needs.

Business Development Intern


Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Research industry

May 2005August 2005 (4 months)

Drafted time-sensitive proposals and final reports in support of 10 engineers, scientists, and operations research analysts for defense-related government projects.

• Researched and analyzed information for previously awarded contracts to provide assistance in the acquisition decision making process.
• Completed time sensitive-projects, meeting all deadlines within established milestones.
• Interpreted and analyzed a variety of resource materials to prepare documentation in accurate and timely manner.

United States Government Tutor

Northwest Missouri State University

February 2005May 2005 (4 months)

Held weekly voluntary group tutoring sessions. Assessed class performance on quizzes to determine appropriate discussion topics. Tutored students individually when necessary to improve performance.

Amy D'Amato's Skills & Expertise

  1. Courts
  2. Legal Issues
  3. Legal Writing
  4. Mediation
  5. Appeals
  6. Litigation
  7. Commercial Litigation
  8. Hearings
  9. Legal Research
  10. Westlaw
  11. Lexis
  12. Motions
  13. Intellectual Property
  14. Employment Law
  15. Legal Assistance
  16. Trials
  17. Bankruptcy
  18. Arbitration
  19. Civil Litigation
  20. Corporate Law

Amy D'Amato's Education

Gonzaga University School of Law

J.D., Law


Grade: magna cum laude

Activities and Societies: Law Review, Women's Law Caucus

Washington State University

B.A., Political Science


Grade: magna cum laude

Northwest Missouri State University

Political Science


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