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About Amy White

Amy White is senior editor at Super Lawyers and has been with the magazine since 2006. Prior to that, she was a sports columnist and feature writer for a daily newspaper in Pennsylvania. Her freelance work can be found in Delaware Today Magazine, Mainline Today, Brandywine Hunt, Philadelphia Style and Delaware Beach Life. She is an adjunct professor of writing at the University of Delaware, where she graduated with a journalism degree. She also holds an MFA in publishing and creative writing from Rosemont College and has served as line editor on poetry anthologies and works of contemporary fiction. She loves baseball, bikes, books and coffee.

Articles Written by Amy White

Not Turning a Blind Eye

Danya Shakfeh helps elevate the spiritual abuse conversation with In Shaykh’s Clothing

Coast to Coast to Coast

Getting into the class-action weeds with 20-for-20 lawyer Graham LippSmith

Innovation & Collaboration

Three Maryland family law attorneys reflect on 112 combined years of practice

Reality? Check.

Alisse C. Camazine tells clients the truth—over and over again

Worth Fighting For

Oleg Roytman on democracy, civil rights, and Ukraine

Title 911

Felice Duffy’s Title IX work started with fighting for the right to play

Ventura Highway

Adma Moura’s path from au pair to PI attorney

Second Acts

James Diamond explores options for restorative justice after mass shootings

Three Buffalo Lawyers Walk Into a Bar …

… and the rest is “weird history”


Doreen Hartwell has a penchant for pro bono

Book 'Em

Jim McManis’ 23,000-title collection

Zach Zwerdling on that Sweet Humboldt County Sound

He founded Mercury Sky Records for local singer-songwriters

Puppet Master

Adam Hiller learned the art of performance at Six Flags

Real-Life Gladiator

How Cornelia Brandfield-Harvey became a champion for survivors

Tunnel Vision

How cannabis lawyer Paul Josephson scored a front-row seat to a $13B piece of infrastructure

How Do You Navigate a Personal Injury Case?

Here's how it all works in Texas

'Attorney, Artist, Activist'

Preetha Suresh Rini lives her Twitter bio out loud

The New Office

Are work-from-home employees entitled to the same benefits that on-site workers are?

The Secondary Storyline

As a journalist, Chelsea Crawford saw the story no one else did

The Alliance

Ashley Ward says it’s her turn to pull up the next gen of Black women lawyers

Second-Parent Adoption in Pennsylvania

What is it—and do you need it?

Setting the Tone

Andre' B. Caldwell has a propensity to say ‘yes’

Q-Plus Employees in the Workplace

How can Illinois employers be more inclusive?

Transgender Student Rights in Illinois

What transgender students and their caregivers should know

The Real Power

Nisha Mungroo isn’t here for the paycheck

When is Workplace Speech Protected and When Isn't It?

NYC lawyers speak out on speaking out

Tech Support

Before she was a tech lawyer, Jennifer Beckage was in on the internet’s ground floor

Court to Court

How an encounter with a stingray led Cheryl Meyers Buth to the NBA

Vaccines and the Workplace

Can Maryland employers mandate the COVID-19 vaccine?

Planning for Pets

Planning for furry, feathered or scaly friends

'This Won't Be the Last Crisis We See'

Juan Chavez on the tear gas-filled summer of 2020

Lawyer's Best Friend

How a poodle named Aristotle brings calm to Joel Feldman’s family law office

Delaware's Got Talent

Lawyer and Profundo Bono ensemble player Kiadii Harmon counts Moby Dick as a theater credit, and Judge Robert B. Young as a friend

Stopping the Scroll

Salene Mazur Kraemer says in a high-stress field, photography is a saving grace

Notes from Camp Quarantine

Lakai Vinson shares her take on pandemic life

The Cutting Edge

Self-defense training empowers Kate M. Reese—and gives her a heck of a bar story

Between a Rock and a Hard Case

When employment law litigation gets a little rocky, Cherie Blackburn goes for a climb

A Legacy to Savor

Lena Laurenzo carries on the spirit of her famous restaurateur-grandmother, Mama Ninfa

Triple Threat

Lauren D. Fraser: lawyer, novelist and theater-production company owner 

Electoral College Dropout

After stymieing Kanye West’s bid to run for president in New Jersey, Scott Salmon wonders, does anybody make real petitions anymore?

Not Scott Turow's Last Trial

After 14 books and 40 years in the law, the bestselling author is still going strong

Called Up

Ariel Roberson went from pro soccer player to business litigator and children’s book publisher

Changing the System

Starling Underwood works behind the screen to improve access to justice

Philadelphia Votes Yes To Police Reform

How do the two new measures impact residents?

What Do Fraudulent and Abusive Debt-Collection Practices Look Like?

Your first line of defense against debt-collection scams is knowing your debt top to bottom 

2020 Vision

Almost a decade before the pandemic forced America’s students into virtual school, Granville Templeton’s education-tech startup saw the future

A Sweet Talent

Andrea Sugar is writing her way through the pandemic

Chip Off the Old Block ... Almost

Cincinnati lawyers Michael Lyon and son Joseph Lyon share a practice area, but on different sides of the aisle

New Jersey Legalizes Marijuana for Adults

What will marijuana legalization in New Jersey look like?

It's Somebody's Job to Make That Stuff

And on Letterman, at Miramax films, and now on a podcast, that somebody is Nick Gansner

The CARES Act: Your Action Required

Can consumers still take advantage of the CARES Act?

Connecticut Employee Rights in the COVID Era

What does a return to the office look like?

Voting Rights for People in Assisted-Living Facilities

Can the constitutional right to vote be taken away?

The Rights of Students with Special Needs Regarding Virtual Schooling

Maryland children are still entitled to a free, appropriate education

What to Know About Digital Spying During a Divorce

The legal, illegal, and inadvisable in New York

The Three H's

Fred Brewington combats the costs of unequal voting access: hopelessness, hatefulness and helplessness

The Hired Daughters

Valerie Geiger and Cary Cucinelli navigate elder law during the pandemic

'These Are the Women to Call'

Great Lakes Legal Group was born of, and defined by, a tight relationship

Not All Glam

Entertainment lawyer Ashley Yeargan on her days interning for David E. Kelley and John Wells

Right Place, Right Time

Jamilah LeCruise inherited a practice, then made it her own

Nurse-turned-lawyer Sally Broad Has a Unique Covid-19 Perspective

She's using her law career to advocate for her health care peers

Top Attorneys Offer Their Bingeable Best

What better time than now for some binge-watch recommendations?

Getting Hammered With 'Nails'

Jenny Colgate was Veterans Stadium’s first female beer vendor 

Can Businesses Plan for the Next Pandemic?

M. Heath Gilbert Jr. says yes—to a degree

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg’s COVID-19 Online Resource Center for Business Clients

With the law changing every day, Barry Greenberg and his team created an online crisis-response center—in one day

Prisons, COVID-19 and the New Definition of Public Safety

As Covid-19 numbers rise in New Jersey, Brian Neary argues for release of pretrial defendants with underlying conditions

Advising Health Care Providers in the Wake of COVID-19

Health care attorney Adam Balick weighs in on how COVID-19 is impacting his clients and practice

Lights, Camera, Newark

Brooke Barnett gets real—twice

'These Are Human Beings'

Mari Newman got into civil rights law to fight for those who need her most—like Diana Sanchez

Earning His Stripes

A scene needs conflict, says improv champ (and Adidas defender) Charlie Henn

Puzzling it Out

Joan Davis on the art of pre-eminent law

Smack Dab in the Middle of Writing and the Law

Jo Hackl finds a way to balance, and succeed, in both pursuits

Reign Maker

The multidisciplined life of Saidah Grimes

The Awakening

Serial made Robert DiCello famous, but it was his case against East Cleveland that made history

Attorney's Bees

Don’t test Bill Ford—he once shook up 10,000 live bees

Keeping the Vision

Former TV producer Laverne Berry is now the star of a voting rights documentary

The Linchpin

From a Hollywood life to Albany law, the common theme was communication


Natasha Hazlett—lawyer, author, influencer

DIY Legal Documents on the Internet May Lead to Trouble

A few reasons Los Angeles startups might want legal advice instead

RBG: The 'B' is for Box Office

Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a cinematic 2018—but she’s been starring in our pages for a while

The Storm Kit

After a battle with cancer, John E. Keefe Jr. is using his experience to help protect other lawyers

A Brain Under the Helmet

Why Scott Havlick swapped his bike bag for a briefcase

Great Trials, Occasional Errors

Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey’s new podcast delves into the stories, mistakes and risks of notable court cases

C’mon and Raise Up

North Carolina, entertainment attorney Alonzo McAlpine Alston says you’re the next hotbed for entertainment

Expecting Better

Employment lawyer Renee Coover talks up pregnancy rights from the TEDx stage

Oh Snap

Lawyer-photographer Leslie Billman went from snapping still lifes to capturing the world’s most dynamic athletes

‘Part of the History of this Country’

Wayne Drinkwater and Luther T. Munford recall clerking at the U.S. Supreme Court

What are the Rules for Student Protests and Walkouts?

How New York youths can exercise their First Amendment rights

Rochester’s “Candid Talk Women” Duo Share Their Top 10 Takeaways

Bernadette Catalana and Kelly Odorisi have a singular mission: empower women lawyers to opt in

The Things He Carried

Lewis Tesser’s book of his father’s World War II photos is now in the National Archives

‘Let Someone Else Make the Porridge’

Rochester lawyers Bernadette Catalana and Kelly Odorisi get candid about women and the law

Chip Merlin’s Well-Grounded Boots

When disaster strikes, this Tampa lawyer helps victims stake their claims

6 Million Views

How Karra Porter’s viral client led to a pro bono initiative and a 22-year-old cold case

And The Winner Is ...

Move over, Meryl—Doneene Keemer Damon’s awards case is looking pretty good

Rachael Anna’s GOOOALLLLS!

Before finding the law, Rachael Anna traveled the world and played pro soccer

Ascending the Stage

Divani Nadaraja’s footwork through dance and the law

Larry Laycock’s Christmas Stories

How one lawyer’s post-trial mopes spawned a tradition

Book Case

Angela Matney shares her story in the Human Library 

‘This Is Family Law Now’

AAML President Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich on assisted reproductive techniques and the new House tax bill

When Love Walked In

As lawyer John Cord and his wife, Kelly, were working their way through their bucket list, they decided it was time to open their doors to a foster child

After Ferguson

How NBA president Pamela Meanes helped wage war on police brutality

Anchor Away

She made her name in the news business, but Jamie Jacks’ lead story is the law

Shannon Davies: on the Creative Side

The business litigator turns on the inspiration both in front of juries and on the pages of her novels

Getting to YES

Sports lawyer Irwin Kishner’s highlight reel includes developing the country’s first regional sports network

What the Lawsuit Means for Daily Fantasy

Will New York courts rule it's unsportsmanlike conduct?

A Chemical Action

Bud Roegge litigates an agricultural disaster

Postcards from the Edge

Banafsheh Violet Nazari survived the Iran-Iraq War to represent the marginalized in employment law

Where in the World is Anastasia Protopapadakis?

You don’t need a game show to find her—just check out her travel blog

Just Do It

Tina Cundari’s simple motto for giving back

Of Headlines and Coal Mines

Karen Elliott’s journey from journalism to the law

Those Damned Emails

When the FBI came looking for The Clinton Foundation’s servers, Platte River Networks went looking for Ken Eichner

Vikki Ziegler Can’t Sit Still

From reality TV projects to a matchmaking app to her own body-products line, Vikki Ziegler is always creating

Welcome to the Town of Trial

Population: the five lawyers of the Simpson clan


Ed Buckley helps turn on taps in Haiti

All the President's Men

Ninety-four, to be exact, in President Donald Trump’s graduating class at New York Military Academy. Baltimore’s Paul Bekman was one of them

An Ensemble Drama

Stueve Siegel Hanson’s Patrick Stueve on his starring role in Bezich v. The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company


Brian Kaveney called on his Marine Corps training to build Armstrong Teasdale’s security clearance practice from scratch

Passing Down Preservation

Lisa and David Riggs devote much of their time to protecting the environment

Practice: Runway

How CEO training and a sense of humor helped Monica Richman build a fashion IP practice

Courtroom Artist - Florida

Three attorneys who wrote—or were mentioned in—published books share their storie

Copyright Law in the Digital Age

The trouble with copy and paste

The Person She Always Was

There were never two sides to Robyn Gigl

Got a Family Law Question? Answer it Jersey Style

Bari Weinberger’s consumer-friendly family law books are written for everyday people

The Benzo Way

From paralegal to partner to president—and now principal at Benzo Law—it’s been a steady climb for Tracee R. Benzo

The Dream Job

Tin Fulton Walker & Owen’s Katy Lewis Parker reflects on six years as legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina


Did Claudia Ribet’s bicycle accident turn her into a better lawyer or just a better Californian?


McGuireWoods’ Ava Lias-Booker on why she’s tired of ‘first’ but not ‘more’

You Can Believe What Terry West Says

Personal injury attorney Terry West finds the missing link

First Comes Love

Before same-sex marriage was the law of the land, business litigator Robbie Kaplan became a hero of the movement

Covert Operations

Why scientific misconduct lawyer Barry Nelson Covert knows more about space dust than you do

The Adventures of ScienceLawyer

Tammy B. Georgelas talks science, tech and the beauty of a four-digit bar number

Trevor Potter and the Magic Briefcase

Does Trevor Potter look familiar? The Caplin & Drysdale lawyer helped Stephen Colbert’s “Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow” Super PAC navigate federal election law

Scalpel, Please

Trial attorneys get to build cases. Gentry Locke appellate lawyer Monica T. Monday delights in slipping on doctor’s gloves to dissect them

Not Forks and Knives

Amy Sara Cores knows when to hold ’em and fold ’em in family law cases, but international kidnapping cases weigh heavily

Midnight in the Theater of Good Acoustics: A Savannah Story

How T. Mills Fleming gave the Lucas a sequel

Eminent in His Domain

Charles N. Pursley is all condemnation, all the time

Kathy Portnoy's Complaint

She brought Updike and Mailer to Atlanta, but couldn’t land Philip Roth

On the Fly with Ed Hinson

For the James, McElroy & Diehl lawyer, there’s nothing like the lure of a government investigation—unless it’s rainbow trout

'Where Do We Even Start?'

In the wake of the Ferguson protests, Saint Louis University’s legal clinics take on long-simmering issues

The Constant Constables

James Constable, the fifth generation of Constables to practice law in Maryland, tells us about his passion for preserving land, growing up in the country, and that time his great-great uncle almost clobbered a U.S. president

Something More Than Civil

Darcie R. Brault embodies the Midwestern qualities of Michigan’s labor and employment bar

Insurance Quotes

Insurance coverage attorney Lee M. Hall on contracts, the happy side of failing, and why she knows West Virginia’s golf courses better than you do

Talking It Out

What’s the secret to mediator Yvonne Takvorian Saville’s success? Letting everyone have their say

Business, Globalization and the American Dream

Dornbaum & Peregoy immigration lawyer Kathleen Peregoy on the evolution of American business, and navigating the changing landscape of global mobility

Shared Vision

How the courtroom duo of Dustin and Dennis Burrows overcome the latter’s failing eyesight

The Boy on the Bay

It didn’t take a message in a bottle for M. Hamilton “Tony” Whitman Jr. to grow up to be a maritime lawyer. Instead, it was sailing on the Chesapeake Bay as a boy and, later, serving time in the Navy

Master of Disaster

Thad Dameris’ phone started to ring after the Costa Concordia ran aground in Italy

The Scientist with a J.D.

IP attorney and hydrologist Alana Fuierer of Heslin Rothenberg is on the cutting edge of cleantech

Building Families and Rebuilding Lives

In her personal injury, employment and surrogacy/adoption practices, Colleen Quinn’s mantra rings clear

The Brand Name

Health care attorney Adam Balick continues his family’s legal tradition

Getting Schooled with Maureen Mahoney

The Latham & Watkins appellate attorney talks about her landmark decision for education, her attendance record at the Supreme Court, and why we all should do our summer reading

An Audience with the Pope

Anthony Pope on the murder trial he had no business trying, working the Newark narcotics beat, and casting calls with Sidney Lumet

Charlie's Angel

Appellate lawyer Ryan Clinton helped make Austin one of the country’s most animal-friendly cities

Nancy Valentine's Idea of Fun

Complicated bankruptcy cases make this attorney’s day

Whistle Blown

Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot had evidence in 2004 that Bernie Madoff was committing fraud; no one listened

Practicing Unhappy Law

Bankruptcy lawyer Cynthia F. Grimes doesn’t practice happy law, but she’s perfectly content with that

Practicing Unhappy Law

Bankruptcy lawyer Cynthia F. Grimes doesn’t practice happy law, but she’s perfectly content with that

Shannon Smith's Calling

She represents clients accused of some of Michigan’s worst crimes

Charles the Fourth: a.k.a. "Mike"

Charles Joseph Cronan IV on Nos. I, II and III; the beginning of health care law; and how a boyhood love for fire engines led him to a game-changing case

How Dean Johnson Became a Journalist

A phone call to chasten legal pundits catapulted the criminal defense attorney onto national TV

Trial Lawyers Care

Idaho attorney Bill Mauk relocated his practice to New York City for six months to be a part of the biggest pro bono effort in history

In the Footsteps of Big Grandma

Thomas Hurney Jr.’s thriving practice is part of a family legal tradition

Outing Gay Baseball

Lawyers Suzanne Thomas and Michael Reiss negotiate how gay a league needs to be

Victims' Advocate

Scott Fischer’s mission: to protect the elderly

Becoming a Voice

Law student John Rafferty’s mission: help the powerless

Defending the Blogosphere

How Adam Bonin safeguarded blogs from campaign finance law

The View

When Keith Biebelberg’s clients lost their panoramas, he took the developer to task

David's Song

A college friendship with Brian Piccolo led David Zacks into lifelong pro bono work for the American Cancer Society

A Caregiver's Friend

Former nurse Marilena DiSilvio’s heart is with doctors, hospitals and care providers

Love and Documents

Lawrence Jacobs helps same-sex couples plan their estates

Becoming a Voice

Law student John Rafferty’s mission: help the powerless

Land Steward

Wichita’s Randy Rathbun left the farm to become one of the state’s foremost environmental litigators

Real Heroes

Andrew “Duke” Maloney’s five-year battle for Glenn Winuk

Ten Years Later

Three attorneys reflect on how they helped victims of 9/11 through Trial Lawyers Care

Taking on Prop 8

How Jeremy Goldman helped battle the anti-gay marriage measure

Flight Path

Geoff Grindeland saved lives as a naval aviator; now he saves the day for pilots in court

Something That Feels Like Justice

Staying up late with Mike Attanasio

Speaking for the Speechless

Gabrielle C. Sereni fights for special ed kids

Working Knowledge

Paul Castronovo and Wayne Positan untangle employment disputes from opposite ends

The Scout

Jim Matthews uses his ballplayer grading scale for med-mal cases

The Game Changer

Tim Cavanagh turns lost causes into courtroom victories

Unnecessary Roughness

Workers’ comp lawyer Benjamin Boscolo represents plumbers, bus drivers and Baltimore Ravens

Beer Man

Transactional business lawyer Adam Marshall knows business and brews

Team David

David C. Friedman helps Summit Entertainment release the Twilight series and more

Dallas Maverick

Gayla Crain wanted to work at a new kind of law firm, so she went and helped build it

The Right Fit

Former insurance defense lawyer and shoe salesman Robert Clayton finds his niche on the plaintiff side

Ice Man

Playing hockey as a kid taught Pascal Benyamini to never give up

Bartholomew Dalton Doesn't Want You To Hire Him

If you need his services, something has gone terribly wrong

In Cicero’s Footsteps

Phoenix attorney Shawn Aiken on law, Latin and the perfect hazelnut cheesecake

Suzanne Cerra's Better Way

She used to have bold ideas on how to run a firm; now she’s using them

Different Drummer

Antitrust attorney Amy Manning’s got the beat


Jeffrey Nusinov used to fix what you used to wind on your wrist

Searching for Sodom

Jeff Kobs is digging in Jordan for a biblical hotspot

A Crushed Camera in Chile

Utahan John Pearce's travels abroad taught him to be grateful for freedoms at home

The Big Talker

Rick Grimaldi has opinions and isn't afraid to share them over AM radio

'I Refuse to Hear She Died. The Blood Will Be on All Our Hands'

The pressure on immigration lawyer Elena Park

O Solo Mio

When Marina Solo arrived in America 16 years ago, religious freedoms, and Halloween, were foreign concepts

Agreeing to Disagree

Some quick tips to tell if mediation is right for you

Tuned In

Ted Wells' pre-trial playlist

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