About Amy White

Amy White
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Amy White is a former senior editor at Super Lawyers having been with the magazine for 17 years. 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

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

The pressure on immigration lawyer Elena Park

Elena Park is worried about her client. “She’s so afraid and alone,” she says. The woman is a young Iraqi on the run from gangs in her country. The trouble started when they learned she was working as an interpreter for the U.S. military. They killed her father. Then her brother. Then her fiancé. She was abducted and tortured but escaped. That was two years ago. Park, who heads the immigration practice at Cozen O’Connor, has tried everything to get her client into the country, even …

O Solo Mio

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

On Nov. 1, 1992, Marina Solo and her family arrived in America from crumbling communist Russia. "The conditions at home were unstable," says Solo, a 33-year-old partner at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis. "Judaism was not tolerated, and it was scary to be there." Fueled by the desire for better lives and religious freedom, the Solos came to America, settling in New Jersey. "It's sad to leave friends and family, but we viewed America as a land of opportunity," she says. "You can build your …

The Rock 'n' Roll Odyssey of Steve Irwin

Make that Gator McCoy  

By day, Steven D. Irwin is a partner at Leech Tishman in Pittsburgh and a governor-nominated member of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission. By night, he's Gator McCoy, accordion player. McCoy is Irwin's persona in The Surreal McCoys (TSM), an all-lawyer whiskey-soaked psychobilly musical assault. The other McCoys are Billy Saul, Clint, Goat Boy, Elvis and Cletus. "The McCoys is the greatest thing," he says. "They give me crap about going to Georgetown and Harvard, but I'm willing to pretend …

Agreeing to Disagree

Some quick tips to tell if mediation is right for you

There are times when matters just have to be settled in court, but many legal professionals encourage alternative dispute resolution—working things through with the help of a mediator—when possible.    One area in which mediation is becoming popular is family law. In the beginning stages of separation, couples may be weighing divorce options:  litigation or mediation.     Says Howard Bartlett, an alternative dispute resolution attorney with Bartlett Pollock & Besk in Seattle, “I …

Tuned In

Ted Wells' pre-trial playlist

As the lyrics snake through the sleek wires of Theodore V. Wells Jr.’s iPod, he hypnotically nods to the rhythm. “Right before opening statements, I listen to music like athletes do before the big game,” he says. “My favorite pre-trial song is The Payback. It really gets me in the mood to try a case.” Wells, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, says his play list includes artists like rapper Kanye West. …

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