Attorney Amy Lawson Woodward is a senior associate at the Law Office of William H. Lawson, concentrating her practice in the area of plaintiffs' personal injury litigation. Prior to joining her father's firm in 2016, Ms. Woodward practiced law at Carlsmith Ball LLP (one of the top corporate law firms in Hawaii), focusing predominantly on litigating commercial disputes.
Ms. Woodward is ranked in the "Top 10 Under 40" personal injury attorneys in Hawaii by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA). She has obtained favorable awards for injured individuals at arbitration and successfully advocated for clients in both state and federal court. While in law school, Ms. Woodward externed at the Hawaii Supreme Court, the United States District Court in San Diego and the United States Circuit Court, Ninth Circuit. Ms. Woodward received her J.D. degree magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she graduated in the top 2% of her class. She has also co-written an article on evidentiary issues related to the Alford Plea, which was published on Law360.
While in law school, Ms. Woodward was a member of the University of San Diego Law Review. She received numerous scholastic awards, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in her Contracts, Constitutional Law I, Professional Responsibility, Corporations, and Conflicts of Law courses.
•Litigation Associate Attorney, Carlsmith Ball LLP
•USD Faculty Law Academic Scholarship 2011-2014
•USD Academic Achievement Scholarship 2012-2013
•CALI Award (Highest Grade) in Contracts, Constitutional Law I, Professional Responsibility, Corporations, and Conflicts of Law (University of Hawai'i)
•Graduated magna cum laude
•Order of the Coif
•University of San Diego Law Review
•Research Assistant to Professor Mark Lee and Professor Frank Partnoy (F.I.A.S.C.O; Infectious Greed; The Match King; WAIT: The Art and Science of Delay)
•Co-author with Kenji Price, The Mysterious Alford Plea Raises Evidentiary Challenges, June 7, 2016, Law360
•Hawaii State Bar Association
•American Bar Association
•Federal Bar Association
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