Amanda is a Paralegal at Stross Mass Cutcher & Levin, LLP. She joined the firm in February, 2023.
As a litigation paralegal, she assists in every phase of litigation, from inception through discovery and trial, document examination and management, drafting of pleadings, deposition preparation, hearing preparation and trial preparation.
Amanda has been working in the legal field for over 13 years and has over 8 years of experience exclusively in family law. While her current passion is family law, she also has experience in employment law, criminal law, real estate law, and civil litigation. Amanda has assisted with more than 10 employment law class action lawsuits. She has previously worked as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant at law firms in the Bay Area and Northern California. She has experience working with courts in multiple counties, including Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.
In 2010, Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with an Option in Legal Studies, from California State University, Chico. She also received her Paralegal Certificate upon graduating. While attending college, Amanda interned at the Community Legal Information Center (now known as the Community Legal Clinic), assisting students and low-income members of the Chico community with basic legal forms and legal research. Amanda was appointed as the Director of the Family Law Department, which handled paperwork for dissolutions, domestic violence restraining orders, and other basic forms.
In 2019, Amanda graduated from Northwestern California University, School of Law, receiving her Juris Doctorate Degree. While she never intended to take the California Bar Exam, she decided that a law degree would be beneficial in order to supplement her legal knowledge and make her a more effective Paralegal/Legal Assistant.
Amanda is a Notary Public and a member of the National Notary Association. She also received a Bookkeeping Certificate from the City of Gilroy after completing a three-course bookkeeping program.