Amy JohnsgardAssociate Attorney
760-942-8505 Ext 117
Amy is a member of the civil litigation and personal injury team at CLG. She vigorously represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation matters. Prior to joining CLG in 2013, Amy was an associate at a large defense firm, where her practice focused on the defense of toxic torts and premises liability matters.
Amy handles each case zealously and with an eye toward efficient resolution of her clients’ unique legal disputes and personal goals. She has worked hard to earn a reputation as an effective, strategic, ethical, and conscientious advocate. She goes above and beyond for her clients realizing that, in many situations, the results of their cases make a lasting impact on their lives.
Background and Education
A San Diego native, Amy obtained her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Pomona College. Her passion for the law developed during the five years prior to law school when she worked as a paralegal for a solo practitioner and mediator in La Jolla. During that time, she also devoted hundreds of hours serving indigent HIV+ residents of the community through the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.Providing literally life-saving legal aid to these individuals was an empowering experience which provided insight into the unique role that lawyers play in society to help those confronted with in justice or injury.
Amy graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of San Diego School of Law.After her first semester in law school, she earned a prestigious clerkship with the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She also assisted in the defense of personal injury actions brought against the government during an internship at the Office of the United States Attorney, Southern District. During her third year, she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable William V. Gallo in order to gain additional perspective about the judicial system. She was an editor of the Journal of Climate and Energy Law and worked with the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (“EPIC”) to craft a climate action plan for the City of San Diego.
Bar and Court Admissions
Amy is licensed to practice law in California and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
In addition to personal injury matters, Amy handles premises liability actions, business litigation, breach of contract, insurance bad faith, property disputes, and torts including defamation, harassment, and fraud, as well as transactional matters.
Publications and Events
Amy’s article, Agents of Change: How Collaboration among Insurers and the Public Sector Can Manage Risk and Foster Climate-Neutral Behavior, was published in the Harvard Law and Policy Review in the winter of 2012 (available at: http://harvardlpr.com/wpcontent/uploads/2013/05/6.1_10_Johnsgard.pdf.)
Amy enjoys yoga, traveling, hiking, painting, photography, music, meditation, and spending quality time with her friends, family, and her rescue dog Buddha.
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