A detail-oriented litigator, Amie handles both general and complex civil cases in the areas of business litigation, corporate disputes, insurance defense, insurance coverage and bad faith, employment matters and appellate advocacy.

She has extensive trial experience effectively and successfully advocating for business owners, insurance companies, developers, design professionals, engineers, general and subcontractors as well as individuals. Additionally, Amie has considerable experience practicing before appellate courts resulting in positive outcomes in several published opinions.

Experience Highlights

(Every case is different and depends on its own unique facts. Results may vary.)

Obtained a defense verdict in favor or general contractor in week-long federal jury trial over alleged copyright infringement and reverse passing off of building plans brought by a competing contractor.

Represented a construction manager against the owner of a major retail shopping center in a one-week jury trial for past due compensation. The trial resulted in a verdict for the construction manager plus an award of attorneys’ fees. The Court of Appeals affirmed.

Represented a general contractor and its president against the owner in a one-week jury trial for past due compensation and against counterclaims. The trial resulted in a verdict for the general contractor. Further, the trial judge granted a judgment notwithstanding the verdict as to the jury’s finding of negligence against the president and the Court of Appeals affirmed.

Successfully represented homeowners against developer regarding ownership of oceanfront property in an appeal involving significant issues in real estate law.

“Amie is a person of great character and unusual legal talent.”

AV peer review

More About Amie

Education & Admissions

Education
UNC at Chapel Hill School of Law – JD 2005
High honors; elected to the Order of the Coif; Gressman-Pollitt Award; Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Senior Staff; Pro Bono Board

Wake Forest University – BA 1998
cum laude; Denmark’s International Study Abroad Program

Admissions
North Carolina Bar 2005
North Carolina State and Federal Courts
US Court of Appeals – 4th Circuit

Professional Affiliations

North Carolina Bar Association

Appellate Practice Council

Wake County Bar Association and Tenth Judicial District Bar

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys

Wake Women Attorneys

Speaking & Publications

Co-presenter, “Effectively Using Visual Aids During Oral Arguments” – NCBA Appellate Practice Section 2019 annual meeting.

Author, “Effectively Using Visual Aids During Oral Arguments” – Defense Research Institute’s For the Defense magazine, February 2019 and Judicial Excellence newsletter of the National Foundation of Judicial Excellence, 2019

Author, “Corporate Officers Under Fire” – CLM Construction Claims magazine 2016

Co-author, “Professional Malpractice and Economic Loss: Why Choice of Law Really Does Matter” which was presented at the FDCC Commercial Litigation Section 2011 annual meeting

Community

SAFEchild
Board of Directors, past secretary,
Marketing and Fund Development
Committees

Leadership Raleigh
Class of 39

Code f.a.d. Co.
Past Board of Directors

Honors & Awards

AV® Preeminent Peer Rated
Martindale-Hubbell®

Super Lawyers
NC Rising Star lists 2011, 2013-16

Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine
Appellate 2019, 2020

For methodology see www.superlawyers.com
For methodology see www.martindale.com
For methodology see www.businessnc.com