Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Georgia. She received her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University. While in law school, Amy was selected as a legal aide to the Executive Counsel in the Office of the Honorable Governor Sonny Perdue.
After law school, Amy practiced at a national public policy law firm and think tank focused on strategic litigation for businesses, property owners, and private citizens. As an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia, Amy defended the State and its elected officials, employees, agencies, and entities from civil claims in both state and federal courts.
Amy has litigated in all of the federal courts of Georgia, including the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and she has handled appeals in Georgia’s appellate Courts. In addition, she’s initiated cases and defended them, and that diversity of experience gives Amy a comprehensive set of skills benefitting her clients.
As an appointed Guardian Ad Litem and Court Appointed Attorney for the Gwinnett Probate Court, Amy applies her skill and experience to assist children and incapacitated adults when their interests require representation. At Hughes & Associates, Amy works on contested probate matters and other legal issues facing our clients.
Amy grew up in rural south Georgia, but she lives and works in Lawrenceville, Georgia, with her husband and three children, where she is active in church, family, and community. She is passionate about seeing this community thrive and making Georgia law work for her clients.