Amanda is Director of the Civil and Human Rights Department and Assistant General Counsel for the United Steelworkers. She has worked for the union’s families for more than 20 years. Her national reputation as a formidable adversary on behalf of workers makes her uniquely qualified for this position. Amanda is one of only 2000 nationally ranked labor attorneys.
Sixty percent of the cases coming before the Commonwealth Court are related to workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits. Another component of this court’s cases is related to election law. Amanda has proven her expertise in this arena by spending more than 12 years working as a volunteer voter protection attorney. She is respected for being on the front lines, even in 2020 when there was no expectation of safety.
Amanda has been admitted to practice in Courts and Jurisdictions: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, US Court of Appeals for the District Circuit, US Court of Appeals Third, Fourth, and Sixth District, US Court of International Trade, US District Court for the Virgin Islands, US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Amanda served two terms on Allegheny County Council serving as chair of several council subcommittees. Again, this experience fits with the decisions Commonwealth Court oversees.
Amanda was rated “Recommended” by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association. She is endorsed by the United Steelworkers, State AFL-CIO, Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters, Delaware, Lancaster, Dauphin, Cambria and Potter County Democratic Committees, The Pennsylvania Democratic Committee Black Caucus and the Latino Caucus, The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, The Steel City Stonewalls, the Gertrude Stein Club and many other groups.
Amanda resides in the city of Pittsburgh with her husband and their two children.