Amanda previously clerked for the firm over summer break, and we are excited to welcome her back as a new attorney and as part of our law firm.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, West grew up on the move, thanks to her parents serving in the U.S. Navy. She lived in six states as a child and attended high school in Michigan before attending the University of Alabama as an undergrad.
She graduated summa cum laude in 2019 with a bachelor of arts degree in economics, foreign languages and literature, and global studies. Her studies included a year abroad at Universität Klagenfurt, a federal research university near Lake Wörthersee in Austria, where she attended language and economics classes in German.
Her love of language and writing piqued her interest in law. “I’ve always loved really detail-oriented work, and I’ve always loved language,” she says. “I feel like law has its own language you have to learn.”
In addition to her prior experience at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., West worked as a legal extern at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., in Vance, Alabama, where she reviewed contracts and company policies.
Her responsibilities as an attorney include handling demands, pro amis, and litigation support while working with the paralegals for attorneys Joe King and David Hodge. West says she’s looking forward to serving clients and learning their stories.
“Every case is so different because it’s based on individual human experience,” she says. “I like that you work with an individual and get to know them. Even if you’re doing a lot of paperwork, it’s really nice to have a human effect.”
When not at work, West enjoys traveling, reading fiction, playing pickleball, and hiking, particularly in Monte Sano State Park with its spectacular views.