Amelia Haines Griffith was graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a major in English Literature and a minor in Political Science. She subsequently earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Alabama School of Law. Amy has extensive experience in both Civil and Criminal litigation, and she is admitted to practice before all the Alabama criminal, civil, state and federal courts.
Amy spent the first years of her practicing in federal court helping employees who had been discriminated against in the workplace on the basis of their age, race, gender, color, religion or national origins recover damages that aided them and their families in moving on to live healthier lives. Having done counseling work with teens and families in the past, Amy has since tailored her legal practice to concentrate primarily on issues that affect families. Amy believes that it is from family that we draw our strength. For this reason, she has chosen family as the center of her practice. Family brings all issues to the table: the difficult decisions that divorce can bring, the decision to seek custody or guardianship of a child, asking for modification of an existing custody or guardianship order, seeking custody and guardianship of adults. For Amy, working with families also means rendering help to families wrestling with mental illness, working with grown children seeking guardianship or conservatorship of aging parents, drafting wills and other estate documents, bringing new families together through adoption, and any other issues and challenges facing families today.
Amy is adjunct faculty at Calhoun Community College, Alabama's largest community college, teaching both Domestic Law and Civil Law and Procedure.