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Amanda Bley Kuehn joined Law Lyman in May 2020. For approximately ten years, Amanda has focused her practice on defending governmental and quasi-governmental entities in personal injury tort lawsuits. With a general tilt toward defense of governmental road design and maintenance claims, Amanda has defended a wide variety of serious injury and wrongful death cases,including pedestrian slip/trip and falls,and bicycle, vehicle, skateboard, and scooter accident cases. Several of these cases have involved minor children and resulting traumatic brain injuries. Amanda has attended the Transportation Research Board annual conference and other specialized curricula.
Amanda also defends federal civil rights, employment, and local jail cases for a variety of clients.
Prior to joining Law Lyman, Amanda worked in private practice handling similar governmental defense cases. Prior to entering private practice, Amanda was an Assistant Attorney General in the Torts Division of the Attorney General’s Office specializing in defending lawsuits brought against the Department of Social and Health Services(now, the Department of Youth and Family Services). She also handled a variety of matters for other state agencies from the claim stage through jury trials, including Higher Education and Department of Corrections clients.
Accustomed to the rigors of appearing in court, Amanda has tried numerous jury trials around the State and is experienced in discovery and motions practice,having obtained numerous summary judgment dismissals.
Amanda has been a speaker and author of materials on the subjects of government tort liability and employment law, including CLE’s sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office. She has also presented on issues concerning the calculation of appropriate medical expense in personal injury litigation.
Amanda attended law school at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she served on the Moot Court Board of Advocates for two years and as a Director for one year.
A General Motors Scholar, Amanda received her J.D. cum laude in 2009. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy with a double-major in Communications and Economics in 2006, where she also played intercollegiate softball.
In her off time, Amanda can be found playing cribbage at the local marina with her husband or engaged in some form of competitive sporting activity –running, golfing, spinning,softball,or pickle ball. When it’s raining, she will be curled up with a good book and her two lovable but rambunctious rescue terriers.Education
- University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2009
- University of Detroit Mercy, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude,2006Court
- State of Washington
- United States District Court, Western District of Washington
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Thurston CountyBar Association
- Washington Council of School Attorneys
- Washington Defense Trial Attorneys