Amy D. Wills

Amy D. Wills

Counsel
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303.628.9519 office
303.623.9222 fax
1200 Seventeenth Street
Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

Amy D. Wills is an Associate in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Appellate and Litigation practice group. Amy’s practice includes all aspects of litigation, with a focus on appeals. She represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of substantive areas including antitrust, civil rights, constitutional, construction defect, immigration, intellectual property, and employment law.

Amy has authored appellate briefs to the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, Illinois Supreme Court, Nevada Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. She also draws upon her prior experience as a federal appellate law clerk to assist counsel in preparing for oral arguments. In addition to her appellate specialization, Amy has participated in all aspects of federal and state court litigation at the trial level.

Prior to entering private practice, Amy served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Herbert J. Hutton, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Honorable Mary Beck Briscoe, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Professional Experience

  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, September 2013 present
  • Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP, 2010-2013
  • Jenner & Block LLP, Associate, 2007–2009
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Mary Beck Briscoe, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2006–2007
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Herbert J. Hutton, Untied States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2005-2006

Representative Matters

  • Developed briefings for various commercial litigation cases, involving a wide range of substantive areas, before federal and state appellate courts
  • Served as commentator/panel member for numerous mock oral arguments to help counsel prepare for oral arguments before federal and state appellate courts
  • Drafted numerous successful and complex motions to state and federal trial courts as research and writing specialist for litigation team
  • Successfully defended religious institution in employment discrimination and civil rights suit, obtaining summary judgment for client on all claims
  • Successfully mediated dispute involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty against an insurance company resulting in settlement of all claims
  • Successfully extricated client from binding arbitration based on prior bankruptcy in multi-million dollar aviation insurance dispute

Related News

03/22/2016
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism

Newsletter

  • Author, "Colorado Court Breaks from Current Precedent in E-Discovery Cost Award," The National Law Review, March 2015
  • Co-Author, "Creative Drafting of Arbitration Clauses: Resurrecting Arbitration's Benefits by Moving Beyond the Boilerplate," Bloomberg Law Review, September 2008
  • Author, "Neonaticide: The Necessity of Syndrome Evidence When Safe Haven Legislation Falls Short," Temple Law Review, November 2004

Other Info

Education

J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2005, cum laude, Dean's Honor List
B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2001, with Honors and High Distinction, Dean's List

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 2010
Illinois, 2007
New Jersey, 2006
Pennsylvania, 2005

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
Colorado Court of Appeals
Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Colorado State Judicial District Courts