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.
- 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
- 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
- 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