Born and raised in a small town in Ohio, Amy brings a bit of that Midwest and courtesy and customer service to her practice, along with some big city savvy gained through her twenty plus years of work experience and living in Southern California.
Admitted to practice in 1999, Amy is a member of the State Bar of California and the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar. Amy is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, as well as the Provisors Professional Network. Amy has been a continuing member of the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association since 2007. In 2014, Amy served as the President of the Bar Association, during which time the Association celebrated its 10th anniversary. Prior to her presidency, Amy served on the Board of Trustees as Secretary (2009-2012), President-elect (2013), and following served as Immediate Past President. In addition, Amy is admitted to practice before the United States District Court of California – Central District and Easter District.
She has been honored with being named a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, as well as having been named a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 and 2014. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the top five percent of practicing attorneys are honored with selection to the list.
In 2015, she was selected as a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine and in November 2015, she received the Lawyer of the Year award presented by the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association. In 2012, Amy was selected by the JCI Santa Clarita Valley as one of the 40 under 40 honorees and in 2014 she was nominated for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Trusted Advisor Award.
Over the past 10 years, Amy has taught Civil Procedure, Entertainment Law, and Corporations Law as an adjunct professor at Cal State LA in the Extended Studies Department for Paralegal Studies and has also taught paralegal studies courses in Civil Procedure and Legal Writing at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita.
Amy received her Bachelor’s degree in Management and International Business from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and her Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, along with a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine.
In addition to being active in the legal community, Amy is active in Santa Clarita as well, serving as the VP of Education for the Congregation Beth Shalom Board of Trustees, and is active in her local elementary school PTA.
Amy is a partner at Cohen Law, A PLC, specializing in trademark and copyright registration, litigation, and licensing, business transactions and litigation, and general civil litigation. Before forming Cohen Law with her husband, she was an attorney with Anker, Reed, Hymes, Schreiber & Cohen for six years and White, Bordy & Levey, LLP in Century City prior to that.