Amanda Wismans is an Associate at Monty & Ramirez LLP, focusing primarily in the areas of labor and employment litigation in both state and federal courts as well as regulatory compliance. She represents clients from small businesses to large public employers. Amanda also provides human resources consulting and has conducted training for human resources personnel and attorneys. Prior to joining Monty & Ramirez, Amanda served as Briefing Attorney for Judge Larry Weiman of the Harris County 80th District Court.

Amanda began her legal career in New York City, where she served as Deputy Counsel for the New York City Civil Service Commission, the board charged with oversight of the City’s civil service system. There she advised the Commission on legal matters, acted as liaison to other City agencies, administered the Commission’s civil servant appeals process and represented the Commission in proceedings in New York state trial-level and appellate courts.

While in law school, Amanda served as an intern for the New York State Attorney General, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and New York City’s largest municipal public employee union.

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2009
  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, B.A. in Political Science, B.A. in German, 2005

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • State Bar of New York

Professional Activities

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Awards/Accomplishments

  • Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society, Trial Division
  • Brooklyn Law School Judicial Practice Clinic
  • Quinnipiac School of Law Moot Court Competition
  • Research Assistant to author Deborah Widiss, visiting professor, Brooklyn Law School, for her article Shadow Precedents and the Separation of Powers: Statutory Interpretation of Congressional Overrides, 84 Notre Dame L. Rev. 511 (2009) (lead article and winner of the 2009 AALS Scholarly Papers competition)

Languages

  • English
  • Conversational German