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Amy R. Jackson, 33

Amy R. JacksonAssociate, Williams Dirks Dameron

Location: Kansas City

Practice Areas: Labor and employment, class action

Law School: University of Missouri-Kansas City

As a first-generation college graduate and attorney, Amy Jackson understands the importance of being her own advocate.

She began her career as a paralegal and then entered law school. She spent three summers as a law clerk and intern at the Missouri Court of Appeals. In 2017, she joined Williams Dirks Dameron.

Her mentor describes Jackson as “a superstar of an attorney and employee who values her family more than anything. She is a supportive spouse, a loving stepparent and a daughter who cherishes family time. Amy does it all, and she does it with grace, poise and integrity beyond her years.”

Jackson is a graduate of The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy Class of 2018-2019 and is also a representative for Kansas City to The Missouri Bar Young Lawyer’s Section. In 2019, her firm participated in the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation Student Law Academy. As the point person for the intern assigned to her firm, she coordinated projects, scheduled lunches, took him to court and arranged for him to sit in on a meeting at City Hall.

If you hadn’t become a lawyer, what profession would you have chosen?

FBI profiler. I was always fascinated with crime documentaries and the science behind locating criminals. In undergrad, I wanted to work in the FBI.

What has been your favorite moment as an attorney?

Taking my first deposition. I put a lot of time into my prep but was still very nervous about making a mistake. About an hour into the deposition, I realized that, as a result of my preparation, this was something I could easily handle. That did a lot for my confidence going forward.