Biography Overview

Amanda Peterson works in Morgan & Morgan’s Insurance Recovery Litigation Group in New York City. Amanda has dedicated her entire career to protecting the rights of consumers, individuals and businesses against insurance companies and large corporations. Amanda also has extensive experience litigating complex construction cases throughout multiple states, including property damage from adjacent construction, water infiltration damage and defective construction techniques. Amanda is committed to providing the highest standard of client care and building close working relationships with her clients so that each client feels important, heard and well represented.

Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Amanda worked at a well-known boutique law firm in Manhattan where she gained extensive hands-on experience in representing policyholders and property owners around the country in a variety of complex commercial litigations from pre-suit through trial. Moreover, Amanda was an integral part of the trial team and received millions of dollars in verdicts for her clients. From this experience, Amanda became known for her expertise, knowledge and commitment to her clients’ cases, as well as her aggressive and zealous advocacy techniques both inside and outside the courtroom.

In all of her cases, Amanda works closely with her clients, public adjusters, architects, engineers, forensic accountants and other experts to thoroughly investigate her cases, which allows her to develop creative case strategies carefully designed to protect her clients’ interests. When Amanda takes on a case she gets personally invested as if each matter were her own and is always prepared to do battle against the insurance companies and any other large corporations.

Amanda received her Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida in 2007. Afterwards, Amanda attended the University of Baltimore School of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2012. While attending law school, Amanda participated in the University of Aberdeen study abroad program located in Aberdeen, Scotland and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Additionally, Amanda was a Rule 16 Student Attorney for the University of Baltimore Family Law Clinic where she represented indigent clients in child custody disputes, modifications of child support, temporary protective orders and pendente lite child custody hearings. Also, in the Family Law Clinic, Amanda drafted and presented oral testimony in support of a bill to be presented to the Maryland House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee, which was later passed into law.

Amanda lives in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and when she is not practicing law, she enjoys spending her free time exploring New York City, including Central Park, watching Broadway shows or visiting many of City’s museums.

Practice Area

  • First Party Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012
  • University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Science, 2007