Amy is a real estate attorney who focuses her practice on providing client-focused solutions to complicated land use and zoning issues. She represents various parties involved in these issues, including real estate developers, end-users, and local governments. 

Amy has dedicated much of her education and career to understanding the intersection between the law and government practices. She has worked for and with various government organizations and elected officials and understands the distinctive characteristics of these organizations and the values that guide their decision making. Amy also holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Publications and Presentations

  • Paul Stam & Amy O’Neal, 2011 Tribal-State Gaming Compact: A 2012 Legislative History, 6 Charlotte L. Rev. 17 (Spring 2015).
  • Amy O’Neal, Alternative Methods to Judicial Dispute: Restorative Justice and Peacemaker Ministries, Research poster presented at the North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (Nov. 19, 2011).

Bar admissions

2016, North Carolina


  • J.D., 2016, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • with honors
    • Staff Member and Articles Editor, First Amendment Law Review
    • Eugene Gressman & Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award 
  • M.P.A., 2016, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., 2011, Campbell University
    • summa cum laude
    • Honors Program
    • Presidential Scholars
    • Phi Kappa Phi
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