Amanda L. Washington
McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton
Areas of Practice:
Products Liability with a focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and some limited Medical Malpractice.
Favorite BRBA project or event:
My favorite BRBA event is definitely the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Holiday Star Project, which is a program of the Young Lawyers Section. I began participating in law school at LSU. I can't think of a better way to really give back during the holidays.
Most rewarding moment in your practice:
Given my area of practice, I have the opportunity to communicate frequently with clients who live all over the country. With that being said, I encounter people from all walks of life and have really established wonderful relationships. I can't just single out one moment but I can say that having a client truly and genuinely express his or her appreciation for the work I've done never gets old. My heart warms every time.
The part of my job I do best is:
I'd say I'm very good with organization and attention to detail. These are definitely a plus given my area of practice and large caseloads. Not to worry though, I also have a wonderful support staff at McGlynn, Glisson and Mouton that I can count on to keep me on my toes.
What most people don't know about me:
This is a tough one. To keep it light, most people probably dont' know that I wear contacts. Without them, I can't see my hand in front of my face.
I've been blessed with two beautiful children. My son, Aiden, is 9 and my daughter, Olivia, is 3. They are, by far, my greatest accomplishments.
Best thing about being a lawyer:
The best thing about being a lawyer is the life lessons that come along with the job, whether delivered by mentors that have been a part of the profession for a while or through personal experiences. Being a lawyer has taught me how to truly celebrate success and how to humbly accept failure.
None. Laugh out loud. Who told you to ask this question? Who have you been talking to?
Cat or Dog?
My 8-year-old self would have said "Cat" but I'm slowly moving in a more dog-friendly direction. I'm actually thinking of getting my son a puppy for his birthday.
Favorite place in Baton Rouge:
Honestly, my favorite place in Baton Rouge is probably the Mall of Louisiana. I have a tiny shopping addiction.
If I had more time, I would:
If I had more time, I wouldn't know what to do with myself. I like the schedule I have. My job still affords me the time necessary for me to make all of my son's baseball games and take family vacations. I couldn't ask for better. If I had more time, I think I'd just fill it with those same things.
Person I would like to have lunch with:
If I could have lunch with anyone, dead or alive, I'd want to have lunch with my grandma. She passed away the summer after I completed my first year of law school and I miss her so much. If ever I was upset, I knew I could call her and she'd know exactly what to say and exactly what to do.
Best advice you have received:
Let. It. Go. Sometimes things happen and the outcome is out of our control. I've had to learn that constantly worrying about something I can't change isn't productive. Every now and then, I still have to remind myself to "take a deep breath and let it go."
What I miss about law school:
I miss seeing my friends from law school every day. I really had the chance to form some amazing friendships and I wish we were able to get together more often.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
If I could go anywhere in the world, I'd go to NYC. My love for the city just never gets old. I could visit 100 times and that still may not be enough.
What was your first job?
My first job was being a cashier at a grocery store. I was a junior in high school. I didn't mind it at all.
If you would like to contact Amanda, her email address is Amanda@mcglynnglisson.com.
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