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Amanda Colvin practices primarily in the areas of labor and employment law and is a member of the Labor and Employment Client Service Group. She is experienced in all stages of litigation, including responsive pleadings, discovery, dispositive motions, arbitration, and trial preparation. Her employment litigation experience includes representing employers in defense of claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Missouri Human Rights Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and other state and federal discrimination, wage and hour, and workplace laws. Ms. Colvin also regularly assists employers with complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and provides daily counseling and advice to employers on a variety of employment-related issues.

Ms. Colvin is also a member of the Class and Derivative Actions Client Service Group. As part of her class action experience, Ms. Colvin has represented employers in a variety of class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage and hour laws.

During law school, in addition to practicing as a Summer Associate with the firm in 2008, Ms. Colvin also served as a legal intern for the Delinquency Division of the St. Louis County Family Court, and as a law clerk for a St. Louis commercial and insurance litigation defense firm. Following law school, Ms. Colvin worked with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri as a volunteer lawyer for abused women in the Lasting Solutions Program.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers 'Rising Stars' 2014-2017
    • Legal Advocates for Abused Women, Volunteer Attorney
    • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Volunteer Attorney
    • St. Louis University Law Journal, Editor and Staff Member, 2007 - 2009
    • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, John R. Essner Young Lawyer of the Year Award
    • Samuel I. Sievers Writing Award
    • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Volunteer Attorney
    • St. Louis University Law Journal, Editor and Staff Member, 2007 - 2009
    • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, John R. Essner Young Lawyer of the Year Award
    • Samuel I. Sievers Writing Award
    • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, John R. Essner Young Lawyer of the Year Award
    • Samuel I. Sievers Writing Award
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Professional Affiliations

    • Missouri Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
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Publications

  • “Birthright Citizenship in the United States: Realities of De Facto Deportation and International Comparisons Toward Proposing a Solution,” Saint Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 53, No. 1, Fall 2008, pp. 219-246.