Anthony D. Amara
Anthony D. Amara is an Associate in Meyers Nave’s Municipal and Special District Law Practice Group. His practice focuses on assisting cities and other public agencies resolve a variety of municipal and land use matters. Anthony has experience with conflicts of interest, the Brown Act, reviewing State legislation, drafting motions, cannabis regulations, land use and planning, and related general municipal work.
After graduating from the University of California, Davis, Anthony returned to Sacramento as a clerk for the Law Office of Joseph W. Carroll, while simultaneously interning for California State Assemblyman Brian Maienschein. It was these experiences that motived Anthony to pursue law school and specialize in public law work.
While attending law school, Anthony set his sights on gaining as much experience as possible in public law. After his second year of law school, Anthony worked as an intern with the transaction division of the San Jose City Attorney’s Office. At the City Attorney’s Office he gained valuable experience coming up with solutions to the diverse issues confronted by the City. This required him to do extensive research and writing on a variety of cutting-edge legal issues, analyze pending legislation, and review City Council agenda.
During his third year of law school, Anthony participated in a fellowship at the Panetta Institute. This fellowship required him to do extensive research and writing on national topics, present public policy proposals to the Institute, and learn from the Panetta Institute staff, including former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. This opportunity gave him invaluable insights into public policy that he continues to carry with him.
Honors and Awards
- Northern California Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2020-2021
- Santa Clara University School of LawJD, 2019
- University of California at DavisBA, 2015