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Amanda Johnson

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South Pasadena, CA

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Amanda Johnson is an attorney specializing in civil rights and employment litigation. She joined the firm in July 2022.

After graduating from Columbia Law School, Amanda worked as a litigation associate at Proskauer Rose in New York. While there, Amanda was recognized for her extensive pro bono work, which included challenging the constitutionality of a Florida firearms preemption law, advocating for clients at various stages of the criminal justice system, and representing public housing residents in a class action which brought structural reforms to the New York City Housing Authority.

Most recently, Amanda represented California workers at a plaintiff-side employment discrimination firm.

During her time at Columbia Law School, Amanda served as Executive Articles editor of the Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual and published a Note in the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Through the Columbia's Advanced Federal Prison Litigation Clinic, Amanda helped secure a court ruling that led to her client's release after nearly 35 years in prison and represented a death row inmate challenging his conditions of confinement.

Amanda's public interest law experience has included roles with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Access to Justice, civil rights firm Loevy & Loevy, and the Employment Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society of New York. Amanda also served on the Civil Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Before law school, Amanda worked at the ACLU of New Mexico, where she helped organize a statewide marriage equality campaign and lobbied the state legislature for stronger civil rights laws.

Amanda received her bachelor's degree from Tufts University

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Litigation


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
  • Tufts University

Professional Associations:

  • Civil Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association

Past Positions:

  • Proskauer Rose, Litigation Associate