Amy Lawson Woodward is an associate attorney at the Law Office of William H. Lawson, concentrating her practice in the area of plaintiffs' personal injury litigation. Prior to joining her father's firm in 2016, Ms. Woodward practiced law at Carlsmith Ball LLP (one of the top corporate law firms in Hawaii), focusing predominantly on litigating commercial disputes.
Ms. Woodward is ranked in the "Top 10 Under 40" personal injury attorneys in Hawaii by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA). She has obtained favorable awards for injured individuals at arbitration and successfully advocated for clients in both state and federal court. While in law school, Ms. Woodward externed at the Hawaii Supreme Court, the United States District Court in San Diego and the United States Circuit Court, Ninth Circuit. Ms. Woodward received her J.D. degree magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she graduated in the top 2% of her class. She also co-wrote an article on evidentiary issues related to the Alford Plea, which was published on Law360.
In her free time, you are likely to find Ms. Woodward somewhere in the ocean, either surfing or paddling. As a youth, she grew up competitively surfing and as an adult, Ms. Woodward has gained recognition in the sport of outrigger canoe paddling. She has done the Pa'a Kaiwi Channel OC-1 solo race three times, placing in the top three each time.