Amanda joined Tonkon Torp in January 2020 as a paralegal in the Litigation Department. She previously worked at a Portland plaintiff’s personal injury firm and has over 20 years of experience in personal injury litigation and insurance claims, case management, and appellate law.
At Tonkon Torp, Amanda assists the litigation department attorneys with document management, discovery productions, and garnishments, as well as providing general arbitration and trial support.
Amanda was a staff member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (Co-Chair between 2013 – 2015) and co-coordinator with attorney Jim Coon for the Classroom Law Project’s Fall MiniMock scrimmage between 2010 – 2014. Amanda is certified through the Oregon Paralegal Association.
Starting in 2012, Amanda began to work in her local community on issues surrounding humanitarian issues in Eastern Congo. For three years, she served as a Volunteer Ambassador for Women for Women International for whom she organized fundraising events to benefit women in Eastern Congo. Amanda also worked closely with the City of Portland Procurement and Tech Services Bureaus to craft a resolution for the City of Portland with regard to purchasing practices for electronics products containing minerals sourced from Eastern Congo.
More recently, Amanda worked with a group of local nonprofit organizers and Oregon legislators to present a senate bill, which was signed into law on June 7, 2019 (Oregon Senate Bill 471) with regard to state-level procurement of products containing minerals sourced from Eastern Congo. The Portland resolution and state legislation on procurement will help the people of the Eastern Congo by encouraging companies to keep their sourcing supply chains transparent, which in turn makes it more difficult for militia-controlled mines to effectively function. Collectively, such legislation has impacted Eastern Congo’s mining sector for the better. As of 2019, 70% of Eastern Congo’s 3T mines are now conflict free.
When Amanda is not working or advocating for humanitarian issues, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family, and friends. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, and taking photos.