Amanda Mateer

Amanda Mateer

  • Nevada
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Summary

Attorney Amanda Mateer hails from the prestigious University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and she already accrued considerable experience in fighting criminal charges. During law school she participated in the Civil Rights Restoration Clinic, which allowed her to practice as a lawyer in a limited capacity. As a student attorney, she represented convicted felons in an effort to set aside their convictions, restore their service rights, and reduce or waive their outstanding court fees. In preparation for a legal career in Las Vegas, Amanda spent a semester as a visiting law student at UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law. And during summers she clerked at the Clark County Public Defender's Office, which is the best training ground for future defense attorneys. There she became adept in legal research and wrote several court-filed motions including sentencing recommendations, bail reduction requests, suppression of evidence motions, and suppression of police interrogation motions. She even conducted preliminary hearings and a misdemeanor trial. Amanda also participated in Tuscon's Volunteer Lawyers Program, which allowed her to help clients with family law issues and documents related to divorce, property division, child custody, visitation, and paternity rights. She even earned an award for "Student Volunteer of the Month." Amanda holds a B.A. in English from the University of Arizona, where she graduated on merit scholarships with a perfect 4.0 GPA and summa cum laude. And in addition to being a budding legal prodigy, Amanda is an accomplished chessmaster as well! She wrote her college honors thesis on chess, served as marketing director for chesskid.com, and was an instructor for Arizona Chess for Schools.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Nevada
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Las Vegas Defense Group, LLC
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Certified Limited Practice Student
Civil Rights Restoration Clinic, University of Arizona College of Law
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Represented clients with prior state and federal felony convictions in obtaining set asides of felony convictions, restoration of civil rights, and reductions and/or waivers in outstanding court fees. Drafted motions and presented oral arguments at hearings in both state and federal Court.
Volunteer
Volunteer Lawyers Program, Service Clinic, Tucson, AZ
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Helped clients with family law issues and documents related to divorce, property division, child custody, visitation, and paternity rights.
Law Clerk
Clark County Public Defender’s Office, Las Vegas, NV
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Assisted attorneys with daily arraignments and status checks in Justice Court and with legal research related to preliminary and trial work. Conducted two preliminary hearings for felony cases and one misdemeanor trial. Wrote several court-filed motions including sentencing recommendations, bail reduction requests, suppression of evidence motions, and suppression of police interrogation motions.
Law Clerk
Clark County Public Defender’s Office, Las Vegas, NV
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Assisted attorneys with daily arraignments and status checks in Justice Court and with legal research related to preliminary and trial work. Conducted two preliminary hearings for felony cases and one misdemeanor trial. Wrote several court-filed motions including sentencing recommendations, bail reduction requests, suppression of evidence motions, and suppression of police interrogation motions.
Education
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
J.D. (2015)
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University of Arizona
B.A. / English (2012)
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Honors College Scholarship, Wildcat Excellence Scholarship
Awards
Student Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer Lawyers Program, Service Clinic, Tucson, AZ
Summa Cum Laude
University of Arizona
Honors College Scholarship
University of Arizona
Wildcat Excellence Scholarship
University of Arizona
Professional Associations
State Bar of Nevada # 14238
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Honors Thesis: “Where Mind Struggles with Mind: Chess and the Problem of Consciousness in Poe and Bierce”