Amanda Moore Cusick
Amanda Cusick is an Associate in the Municipal and Special District Law Practice Group which provides advice and counsel to cities, counties and special districts throughout the state.
Amanda’s background includes serving as an Associate in an insurance litigation firm that handled matters involving commercial transportation, construction defect, cyber liability, environmental/toxic tort, healthcare, intellectual property, and professional liability before federal and state trial appellate courts. She assisted with trial preparation, legal research, development of trial documents, document and production review, and responding to and filing discovery requests and deposition preparation. Amanda also drafted legal memoranda, legal filings including motions in limine, trial briefs, motions for summary judgment, reservation of rights letters, answers to complaints, motions to dismiss, motions for default judgment, motions to compel, and other legal documents.
Amanda’s work experience during law school included serving as a law clerk for a Bay Area civil litigation firm, a law clerk for a national litigation and transactional firm, and a Campaign Manager for a Berkeley City Councilmember. Her law clerk experience involved assisting with trial preparation, conducting legal research, handling discovery documents, attending court appearances and mediation sessions, and researching expert witnesses, settlements and verdicts. As a Campaign Manager for a city councilmember, Amanda managed social media accounts, organized fundraising events, and researched policy issues such as housing development and homelessness.
Prior to law school, Amanda was a Legislative Assistant to Assemblymember Nancy Skinner. Amanda participated in community outreach efforts, attended and managed press conferences, and communicated bill and statute language to educate and inform constituents about issues and positions.
Honors and Awards
- Member and Award Recipient, Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honors Society, University of Oregon
- Delegate, Bar Association of San Francisco, Conference of California Bar Associations
- Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
- Member, American Bar Association
- University of San Francisco School of LawJD, cum laude, 2017
- University of OregonBA, Major in Political Science, Minor in Fine Arts, 2014