Amy’s education and career have been dedicated to mastering the intersection between the law, the land and government practices. With her Master of Public Administration, her proficiency lies in advising real estate developers, public utilities and local governments on intricate land use issues and commercial real estate matters through all stages of the process. Amy offers clients a sense of security in each stage, whether that is drafting development agreements and leases, handling land use approvals (rezonings, special use permits, variances) before local government boards, assisting with right-of-way and condemnation proceedings or litigating land use cases and appeals.

Amy understands that land use and real estate projects have the potential to shift a community’s status quo and often evoke strong emotions from various stakeholders. Central to Amy’s service style is her passion for fostering genuine connections.  By prioritizing strong, long-lasting relationships with clients, elected officials and community stakeholders, she is better able to help her clients navigate this legal landscape with objectivity, compassion and a steadfast commitment to achieving ideal outcomes.

Outside of the office, Amy actively engages with her local community. She previously served as the President of the Capital City Clauses, a local nonprofit whose mission is to bring hope, cheer and joy to children, and currently serves on the Smith Anderson Community Fund Committee.

As an enthusiastic traveler, Amy recognizes that authentic connections and shared experiences transcend borders and boundaries. Local artwork from her travels is displayed boldly in her office, reminding her of the sentiment that "the earth is what we all have in common" and reinforcing her belief that the practice of law, community service and exploration converge to enrich both personal and professional endeavors.

Areas of Focus



  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America
    • Land Use & Zoning Law (2021, 2024)
    • Construction Law (2024)
    • Real Estate Law (2024)


  • North Carolina Court of Appeals


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2016
    • Articles Editor, First Amendment Law Review
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.P.A., 2016
  • Campbell University, B.A., Government, summa cum laude, 2011

Bar & Court Admissions

Academic Appointments

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Certified Student Practitioner, Domestic Violence Clinic
    • Eugene Gressman & Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award


  • Capital City Clauses
    • President (2022–2023)
    • Vice President (2021–2022)
    • Board Member (2020–2021)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Communications Committee Chair, Government & Public Sector Section (2019–2021)
    • Member, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section
  • Wake County Bar Association


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