CHARLOTESVILLE, Va. – Womble Bond Dickinson is proud to welcome back business litigator Amanda Norris Ames to the firm’s Charlottesville, Va. office. Ames rejoins the firm as Of Counsel after spending more than a year serving in the University of Virginia’s Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, where she managed matters related to Title IX and sexual misconduct policies.

Ames worked for Womble Bond Dickinson for six years prior to her time at UVA. She said she looks forward to rejoining her old colleagues and supporting her former clients.

“I’m thrilled to return and apply the experience gained at UVA as I help clients navigate complex and sensitive issues,” Ames said.

In addition to her work with education and civil rights investigations, hearings and policy, Ames has significant experience litigating in Virginia state and federal courts. This work includes representing large and small businesses in contract disputes, business torts, constitutional issues, tax and bankruptcy issues, and antitrust matters in state and federal courts.

Ames began her legal career as a Trial Attorney in the Honors Program of the U.S. Department of Justice and as a Special Assistant US Attorney in the Sexual Offense and Domestic Violence Section of the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC. She earned a law degree from Washington University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.