Amanda C. Bley joined Freimund Jackson & Tardif in 2014. With a general tilt toward handling governmental road design and maintenance claims, Amanda has defended a wide variety of serious injury and wrongful death cases, including pedestrian slip/trip and falls, and bicycle, vehicle, skateboard, and scooter accident cases. Several of these cases have involved traumatic brain injuries. Amanda has attended the Transportation Research Board annual conference and other specialized curricula.
Amanda also defends school districts in education law and personal injury matters (e.g., sexual and physical assault). The daughter of a passionate teacher, she enjoys working with educators, administrators, and students to successfully traverse the litigation process.
Prior to joining Freimund Jackson & Tardif, Amanda was an Assistant Attorney General in the Torts Division of the Attorney General’s Office. During her time there, Amanda specialized in defending personal injury, civil rights and employment lawsuits brought against the Department of Social and Health Services. She also handled a variety of matters for other state agencies from the claim stage through jury trials, including Higher Education and Department of Corrections clients. Prior to her work in the Torts Division, Amanda worked in private practice defending nursing homes and assisted living facilities in negligence actions.
Accustomed to the rigors of appearing in court, Amanda has tried numerous jury trials around the State and is experienced in discovery and motions practice, having obtained numerous summary judgment dismissals.
Amanda has been a speaker and author of materials on the subjects of government tort liability and employment law, including CLEs sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office.
Amanda attended law school at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she served on the Moot Court Board of Advocates for two years and as a Director for one year.
A General Motors Scholar, Amanda received her J.D. cum laude in 2009. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy with a double-major in Communications and Economics in 2006, where she also played intercollegiate softball.
In her off time, Amanda is usually engaged in some kind of competitive sporting activity –running, golfing, or spinning; playing softball, or pickle ball. When it’s raining, she’ll be curled up with a good book and her two lovable rescue dogs.