Amee J. Tilger joined Freimund Jackson & Tardif in 2016. Amee came to the firm from the Attorney General’s Office, where she spent two years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Torts Division. While in the Torts Division, Amee’s practice focused on employment law, defending state agencies and higher education institutions against employment discrimination claims in state and federal courts. Amee also handled personal injury defense cases for the Department of Social and Health Services and prisoner civil rights suits for the Department of Corrections while in the Torts Division.
Before working in Torts, Amee spent six years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Regional Services Division. While in the Regional Services Division, Amee handled administrative hearings for a wide variety of agencies, including Department of Licensing, Department of Early Learning, Department of Social and Health Services, and Division of Child Support, in addition to representing DSHS in dependency and parental rights termination cases. Amee received an AGO Excellence Award in 2014 for innovating dependency court local practices. Prior to the Attorney General’s Office, Amee served as a Chelan County deputy prosecuting attorney, conducting 35 jury trials in three years.
Amee has experience in motions practice and has prevailed on multiple dispositive motions. Amee also is experienced in appellate practice, arguing before the Courts of Appeal numerous times and receiving two favorable published decisions (In re Dependency of J.M.R., 160 Wn. App. 929 (Div. I, 2011) and State v. Van Tuyl, 132 Wn. App. 750, 133 P.3d 955 (Div. III, 2006)).
Amee prepared and presented trainings on employment law and other legal issues to clients on several occasions while at the Attorney General’s Office.
Amee attended Gonzaga University School of Law, where she served as a special projects editor for Gonzaga University Journal of International Law, and graduated cum laude in 2003. Amee also earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1991.