A detail-oriented litigator, Amie handles both general and complex civil cases. She handles business litigation, corporate disputes, insurance defense, employment matters and appellate advocacy. She has worked with insurance companies, developers, architects, medical practices, commercial property owners, small business owners and individuals.
Amie has extensive trial experience and has effectively and successfully advocated for business owners, employers, employees, homeowners, subcontractors and others. She has considerable experience practicing before North Carolina’s appellate courts and successfully raised a constitutional challenge to North Carolina’s process of electing superior court judges.
Represented national A- rated insurer in seven-year litigation in the North Carolina Business Court in an accounting malpractice action involving several complex issues including a choice of law issue which went to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The case ended after a four week trial.
Represented an employee versus a past-employer in a one-week jury trial for past-due compensation. The trial resulted in a win for the employee plus attorneys’ fees . .
Represented and defended homeowners in a one-week jury trial due to a dispute with neighbors for trespass and nuisance which created a situation where homeowners could not sell their house. The trial resulted in a reward of monetary damages and specific performance verdict for the homeowners.
Represented and defended concrete subcontractor in one-week bench trial against general contractor for unpaid services for two multi-residential developments. The trial resulted in a verdict for subcontractor.
Successfully raised constitutional challenge regarding a North Carolina district’s election of superior court judges .
Defended employer in matter regarding whether employer was responsible for damage caused by employee who caused a fire which issue . Case was in the Court of Appeals.
Defended employer in matter against employees who claimed owed additional compensation in the form of profit distributions and bonuses and sued employer for fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract. The Court of Appeals agreed that all the claims should have been dismissed against employer except for one aspect of one employee’s breach of contract claim.
Presentations & Publications
Co-authored white paper, “Professional Malpractice and Economic Loss: Why Choice of Law Really Does Matter” which was presented at the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Commercial Litigation Section 2011 Annual Meeting.