150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Amy J. Amundsen

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Contact Information

Office
275 Jefferson Avenue

Memphis TN 38103
Work 901-526-6701
Fax 901-526-6702


Practice State

Tennessee

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

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Legal Organizations

Diplomat, American College of Family Trial Lawyers (2014-present), Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2010-present), Board of Governors Member (2014) and Fellow, AAML (2008-present), President and Master of Leo Bearman Sr., American Inns of Court (2010-2011); Chair of Memphis Area Legal Services Campaign (2010); President, Memphis Bar Assn. 2008: Past President University of Memphis Law School Alumni Chapter 2007; Past President, Tennessee Bar Assn. Family Law Section 1996, 2006; Past President, Memphis Bar Assn., Family Law Section 1993; Chair of the TBA Alimony Bench Book since 2003; Fellow of the ABA, TBA and Memphis Bar Foundation.

Awards

Rule 31 Family Law Mediator, Tennessee Supreme Court 2002 to present; Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award Recipient Assn. of Women Attorneys, 2007; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International.

CLE Presentations

STARTING A FOREIGN AFFAIR, producer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois (November 7, 2015) TEN TIPS TO ASSIST YOU WITH UNDERSTANDING ALIMONY IN TENNESSEE, Tennessee Association of Legal Services, Nashville, Tennessee (June 26, 2015) ALIMONY IN TENNESSEE AND SOME TRENDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, Memphis Bar Association, Destin, Florida (May 9, 2015) COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW, A NEW CONCEPT TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS, Memphis Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee (April 15, 2015) TAX TIPS IN FAMILY LAW CASES, CECLE, Memphis, Tennessee (March 18, 2015) TODAY'S ALIMONY, Tennessee Attorneys Memo, Nashville, Tennessee (December 5, 2014) ETHICS IN FAMILY LAW, Tennessee Attorneys Memo, Nashville, Tennessee (December 5, 2014) ALIMONY TRENDS IN MODIFICATIONS, American Bar Association Family Law Conference, Stowe, Vermont (October 17, 2014) SPOUSAL SUPPORT-SHOW ME THE MONEY, Memphis Bar Association, (April 17, 2014) ALIENATION OR VISITATION RESISTENCE, co-producer, AAML, Cancun, Mexico, March 7, 2014) 10 APPS TO LOOK FOR ON A CHEATING SPOUSES SMART PHONE, Tennessee Association for Justice, New Orleans, Louisiana (January 17, 2014) TODAY'S ALIMONY, Tennessee Attorneys Memo, Nashville, Tennessee (December 6, 2013) ETHICS, Tennessee Attorneys Memo, Nashville, Tennessee (December 6, 2013) ADVANCED TRAINING FOR THE FAMILY LAWYER: ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS IN A HIGH CONFLICT CUSTODY CASE, Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee (November 14, 2013) ADVANCED TRAINING FOR THE FAMILY LAWYER: SUPERVISED PARENTING TIME, Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee (November 14, 2013) ADVANCED FAMILY LAW-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE HOME AND ETHICS, National Business Institute, Memphis, Tennessee (October 1, 2013) YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY, ALIMONY, Tennessee Attorneys Memo, Nashville, Tennessee (December 7, 2012) IS ALIMONY IN FUTURO ONLY FOR YOUR GRANDMOTHER?, Tennessee Association for Justice, Memphis, Tennessee (June 7, 2012) DIVORCE AND TORTS-HOW DO THEY INTERSECT, Greater Memphis Paralegal Association, Memphis, Tennessee (February 15, 2012) COMPLEX DIVORCES INTERSECT WITH TORT ACTIONS, Tennessee Association for Justice, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 3, 2012) 2011 DOMESTIC LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, Tennessee Association for Justice, Chattanooga, Tennessee (June 16, 2011). REVIEW OF THE ALIMONY STATUTE: CASES, DEDUCTIBLES AND MORE, Tennessee Bar Association, Webcast, Nashville, Tennessee (May 17, 2011). PARENTAL RELOCATION, Tennessee Association for Justice, Memphis, Tennessee (March 24, 2011) WHAT IS THAT MEDICAL PRACTICE/ACCOUNTING PRACTICE/DENTAL PRACTICE REALLY WORTH ANWHERE SPOUSES HIDE MONEY, GPA, Memphis, Tennessee (June 16, 2010) CASE LAW AND LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 2009, GPA, Memphis, Tennessee(September 10, 2009) HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CLIENT DURING THESE HARD ECONOMIC TIMES—SOME HELPFUL TAX AND BANKRUPTCY TIPS, LEI, Vail, Colorado (January 3, 2009) ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE, CECLE, Tunica, Mississippi (March 13, 2008) NOW I KNOW THE RETAINER WAS SET TOO LOW…HANDLING DIFFICULT SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, ABA, Memphis, Tennessee (October 12, 2007) WHATS HOT IN DOMESTIC LAW: A LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, MBA, Memphis, Tennessee (August 21, 2007) DOMESTIC LAW UPDATE, MBA, Memphis, Tennessee (October 12, 2006) DOMESTIC LAW UPDATE—DISTRICT ATTORNEY, MBA, Cookeville, Tennessee (September 7, 2006) HOT TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS, ABA, Honolulu, Hawaii (August 6, 2006) GUIDELINES FOR PROFESSIONAL COURTESY AND CONDUCT, AIC, Memphis, Tennessee (March 14, 2006) TAX CONSIDERATIONS IN DISSOLUTION ACTIONS, SES, Memphis, Tennessee (September 10, 2003) A ROADMAP THROUGH TENNESSEE DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS, NBI, Memphis, Tennessee (May 28, 2003) ALIMONY HAND BOOK, TBA Annual Convention, Chattanooga, Tennessee (June, 2002) CHILD SUPPORT ISSUES WITH SHARED PARENTING, MBA John Dice Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee (February, 2002) ALIMONY BENCH BOOK, Tennessee Judicial Conference, Montgomery Bell, Tennessee (October, 2001) FAMILY LAW—HOT TOPICS, MBA John Dice Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee (January, 2001) GUARDIAN AD LITEM LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, MBA, Memphis, Tennessee (March, 2000) FAMILY LAW UPDATE, TTLA, Memphis, Tennessee (November, 1999) FAMILY LAW UPDATE, MAT, Memphis, Tennessee (September 24, 1999) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE LAW, UT, Memphis, Tennessee (August 6, 1999) UCCJA & UCCJEA, NBI, Memphis, Tennessee (June 23, 1999) LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, MBA, Memphis, Tennessee (March 31, 1999) TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING & DIVORCE IN TENNESSEE, NBI, Memphis, Tennessee (February 2, 1999) DOMESTIC RELATIONS, TTLA, Memphis, Tennessee (November 21, 1998) LEGISLATIVE OVERVIEW, MBA, Memphis, Tennessee (August 19, 1998) FAMILY LAW IN TENNESSEE, NBI, Memphis, Tennessee (July 16, 1998) DOMESTIC LAW IN TENNESSEE, NBI, Memphis, Tennessee (January 16, 1998) CUSTODY AND VISITATION IN TENNESSEE, TBA, Memphis, Tennessee (November 21, 1997) LEGISLATIVE UPDATE IN FAMILY LAW, MBA, Memphis, Tennessee (September, 19 1997) DOMESTIC LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, TBA, Destin Florida (July 14, 1997) DOMESTIC RELATIONS—FROM A (ADOPTIONS) TO Q (QDRO’S) AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, MBA, Hot Springs, Arkansas (March 21,1997) D SPOUSAL SUPPORT ISSUES, TAJ, Memphis, Tennessee (March 24, 2011).

Author

"BALANCING THE COURT'S PARENS PATRIAE OBLIGATIONS AND THE PSYCHOLOGIST-PATIENT PRIVILEGE IN CUSTODY DISPUTES," Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 28, No. 1, November 2015. "REMOVING THE PARACHUTE: RECENT TRENDS IN ALIMONY MODIFICATION", American Journal of Family Law, Summer and Fall 2015, Vol. 29, page. 61 and 150. "You've Come A Long Way Baby-State of Alimony in Tennessee", Tennessee Bar Journal, July 2012. "Skype Mediation-An Efficient and Cost Effective Approach", Memphis Lawyer, Vol. 29, Issue 2, page 9. “OH NO…I JUST GOT SERVED WITH A DIVORCE SUMMONS….HOW TO VALUE YOUR PRACTICE,” The Memphis Medical Society Quarterly, Winter 2011, Vol. 13, No. 4, page 28. "Alimony Bench Book", 2002 (and each year thereafter), Tennessee Bar Journal; "Temporary Mutual Injunction", November, 2001, Tennessee Bar Journal; "Spoilation of Evidence in Divorce Cases: When the Adverse Party Loses, Cancels, or Destroys Evidence", 1997, Wiley Family Law; "State Retirement Plans-Can They Be Divided at the Time of a Divorce?", July, 1996, Matrimonial Strategist; "8Points to Consider When Dealing With Mental Health Pros", February, 1995, Matrimonial Strategist; "The Problem of Hearsay: How to Avoid its Admissibility", January, 1995, Matrimonial Strategist

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