- Municipal Law
- Labor and Employment Law
- Construction Law
- School Law
Amanda has worked with governmental entities in various capacities for over 20 years. While employed with a county school district, she attended Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth as a part-time student. Amanda served as an articles editor on the Texas A&M Journal of Property Law and served as President of the law school's honors society. After graduation, Amanda became associate general counsel, and later general counsel, with the county school district where she advised senior staff on a broad range of areas including: human resources matters; risk management and liability issues; competitive procurement laws;development of policies and procedures; notice and confidentiality issues; open meetings; public information; contract matters; election procedures and issues; and attended board of trustees meetings. When the county school district was abolished by law, she continued with the dissolution committee to assist in closing operations and distributing assets.
Amanda then began working as assistant general counsel of an independent school district. Her primary focus was working with the procurement and contracts department to ensure compliance with applicable purchasing laws, which included a high volume of construction contracts. Amanda is now an associate attorney with Messer, Fort & McDonald for which her focus is municipal law, which includes: the drafting of ordinances, resolutions, and other official documents; attending city council meetings; contracts review; legal research on various topics; and meeting any other legal needs of the cities she serves.'
J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law, 2014
B.H., Political Science, Southern Methodist University, 2008
- State Bar of Texas, April 2015