Practice Area: Employment
Law School: University of Kansas
Growing up on a hog farm in rural Kansas, Amanda Sisney read books about lawyers. Those books spurred her to become an attorney.
Sisney attended Kansas State University, where she majored in Spanish. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2012, where she served as a staff editor and later the footnotes and format editor for the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy.
While she was in law school, Sisney also worked as a summer associate at Lathrop Gage in Kansas City. She stayed with the firm following graduation, and until September served as part of the firm’s labor and employment litigation team in Missouri and Kansas for a major client.
She joined Jackson Lewis earlier this month. She also makes time for pro bono work, including taking the lead on a case Lathrop Gage handled for the Midwest Innocence Project, resulting in a woman’s release from prison after 26 years.
Sisney says serving as president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Greater Kansas City, however, has been her biggest accomplishment this year. She is an advocate for Kansas City’s Hispanic community, and she previously served on Lathrop Gage’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee.
Her advice to other young lawyers: Get involved in the community, in and outside the practice of law.
“Dedicate your pro bono and community service time doing something you are actually passionate about,” she said.
If you hadn’t become a lawyer, what profession would you have chosen?
What is your favorite thing to do away from work?
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