Amy is a member of BrigliaHundley and former founding member of Cochran & Owen, LLC, a woman-owned law firm in Vienna, Virginia. After graduating cum laude from Wake Forest University in 1983, she attended law school at the University of Florida, College of Law, where she graduated with honors in 1986 and was a member of the Order of the Coif. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Amy has a commercial litigation practice with substantial litigation experience involving financial institutions, fidelity issues, insurance coverage, employment matters, real estate, commercial disputes, and business torts.
Amy was appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors as a Commissioner for the Fairfax Human Rights Commission for several years and currently serves in that capacity. She is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association where she served as the secretary of the Employment Law Section and as a representative appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on the Community Action Advisory Board. She is a member of the Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia Bar Associations, the District of Columbia Women's Bar Association, the Northern Virginia Women Attorneys Association, the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the American Bar Association TIPS/FSLC. Amy has received numerous awards for her excellence in the legal field, including being named a Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine, being recognized as a SuperLawyer, and receiving the Henry Carrico Pro Bono Award in 2012 in recognition of her commitment to service of her community.
Amy has been a resident of Fairfax County since 1988. She is a 1999 graduate of Leadership Fairfax and served on the Board of Directors. Amy also serves on the Board of Directors for Alternative House, the Abused and Homeless Children’s Refuge. She, along with other attorneys in the firm, volunteers at Legal Services of Northern Virginia in the pro bono employment law program.