Birmingham office: 205.980.5888
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Amanda G. Kisor

Associate

-1 years experience

Phone: 205.980.5888

Fax: 205.980.1098

About

Amanda grew up in Pell City, Alabama. She attended college at Troy University where she was very active in the theatre department. She graduated from the Cumberland School of Law in the top 20% of her class in 2015.

Prior to joining Gaines, Gault, and Hendrix as a law clerk in 2014, Amanda clerked for The Honorable Phil K. Seay, then-presiding Judge of the Thirtieth Judicial Circuit of Alabama. Now, Amanda’s practice consists mostly of automobile litigation, insurance coverage, and general civil claims, and she has defended individuals and companies in this regard in litigations for the past four years. She also handles pro ami settlements, examinations under oath, and complaints for judgment as a matter of law for various insurance companies.

Practice Areas

Automobile litigation, general civil litigation, insurance coverage, insurance defense, product liability, pro ami, premises liability, personal injury, workers' compensation

Education

  • B.A., cum laude, Troy University (2011)
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (2015)
Reported Cases & Notable Trials
Honors & Awards
Courts & Professional Associations

Notable Trials

  • Arthur Paugh v. Christopher Rawls, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company; Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama; CV-14-902092

  • Obtained defense verdict in a disputed liability and disputed causation motor vehicle accident involving alleged aggravation of pre-existing injuries and contributory negligence of plaintiff. Defense counsel was able to seriously impeach the plaintiff’s credibility regarding his testimony of the injuries he sustained as a result of the accident with prior medical records and statements made to his treating physicians about his general health.

  • Brandy Payne v. Daniel Wesley Bowen; Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama; CV-16-900737

  • Obtained favorable verdict for defendant in a motor vehicle accident. The underlying insurance limits had been fronted by the underinsured motorist carrier. After counsel for plaintiff asked the jury to award $225,000 and counsel for defendant asked the jury to award $9,000, the jury deliberated for 1 hour before returning their verdict of $1,000 for the plaintiff.

  • Monica Agee v. Diana Williams, Randy Williams, Kara Company, LLC; Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama; CV-14-000333

  • Obtained Judgment as a Matter of Law in a landlord/tenant dispute for the landlord of a rental property where it was alleged by the plaintiff, a tenant at the time, that she was not given adequate notice of a showing of the house to a potential buyer. Despite lack of evidence that a showing actually took place, and despite evidence that did show that none of the plaintiff’s property was missing, damaged, or disturbed, the plaintiff sought damages equal to the value of the home itself and all of the contents inside the home. At the close of the evidence, the Defendant moved for judgment as a matter of law due to the plaintiff’s failure to prove any compensable damages, and that motion was granted.

  • Gary L. Ferris v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company; Circuit Court of Madison County, Alabama; CV17-901137

  • Obtained favorable verdict for defendant State Farm in a direct third party action where it was alleged that the plaintiff sustained a sternum fracture, an aggravation of a pre-existing condition to his right arm and bilateral shoulders, and traumatic macular whiplash” to his eyes that would affect his vision for the rest of his life. After a two day trial, the jury deliberated for about 2 hours and 45 minutes before eturning a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for $275,000. The UIM limits available were $175,000. With the setoff for the underlying BI settlement, the last offer already advanced to the plaintiff, and the medical payments benefits that had already been paid to the plaintiff, State Farm had the judgment reduced to $30,000. The plaintiff’s last pre-suit demand was for $125,000.

Professional

  • Former Law Clerk to The Honorable Phil K. Seay, then-presiding Judge of the Thirtieth Judicial Circuit of Alabama

  • Nominated as a “Lawyer of Distinction” by the ABA Journal for 2018

  • Recognized as a Distinguished Attorney® by Noticed

  • Appointed to the 19 Amendment Centennial Celebration Task Force for 2018-2019

  • Selected to be a Member of the Future Leaders Forum Class 11 through the Birmingham Bar Association

Cumberland School of Law

  • Symposium and Articles Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

  • Brief Writer, Cumberland National Moot Court Team

  • Finalist, Robert B. Donworth Moot Court Competition

  • Caruthers Fellow

  • Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities

  • Dean’s List, all semesters

  • Scholar of Merit in Conflict of Laws

  • 3L Representative, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

  • 3L Representative, Themis Bar Review

Troy University

  • Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities

  • President, Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society

  • Contributor, The Rubicon Student Literary Journal

  • Member, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

  • Member, frequency Jazz Ensemble and Concert Chorale

  • Member, Musical Theatre Ensemble

Professional Associations

  • 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration Task Force

  • Women’s Law Section of the Birmingham Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Alabama State Bar Association

  • Birmingham Bar Association

  • Young Lawyers’ Section of the Birmingham Bar Association

Courts

  • Admitted to practice in all Alabama State Courts and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama (2015)