Amy is a life-long Nevadan. While Amy spent many summers and vacations with her proudly Hispanic/Native American family in New Mexico, she also grew up in the very rural, small town of Pahrump, Nevada. Amy is a 1992 graduate of Pahrump Valley High School. She has since been working in the legal field since then — for over 23 years. She worked as a legal assistant shortly after high school and then put herself through her undergraduate studies and then later, law school. All this while continuing to work her way up in the legal field. At this point, Amy’s experience at virtually every job you could possibly have in a law firm has helped her understand the legal process in a way almost no other attorney can.
Yes, Amy is a nerd at heart. She studied science and chemistry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. She received her Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2005. While attending law school, Amy was active working in the legal field and in the community volunteering her time to such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and participating in the Organization for Women Lawyers and the Minority Law Student Association. During her studies she also enjoyed working for Clark County District Court Judge Leavitt and began her love of legal writing in law school also participating in an invitation-only advanced legal writing course. Upon graduation, Amy worked meticulously to hone her skills in the areas of insurance defense, bad faith, and employment law at another small boutique Las Vegas law firm of Freeman & Mondragon. It was there where Amy learned and experienced first-hand as an insurance defense attorney that insurance companies and corporate defendants will go to all lengths to limit their responsibility, save their own money and delay payment to those injured by negligence. She has, however, also learned through experience that insurance companies can be pressured and motivated to pay compensation that injury victims deserve through representation by attorneys like Millington & Mondragon who are willing to work hard and fight for their clients.
Amy eventually came to her senses, left the insurance defense arena and joined a prestigious plaintiff’s personal injury firm in 2012. Amy sought to concentrate her advocacy where her passion had developed — helping those unjustly injured receive the compensation they deserve. Since then, Amy has continued helping those who need it most with her commitment to fighting for the perceived “underdog” and being personally available to her clients. She enjoys advocating for those who cannot fight for themselves.
Amy is truly family-driven. Despite decades of working to reach her professional goals, she passionately accepted the job of “Mom” in 2009. She works determinedly to zealously advocate for her clients, feed her daughter’s zest for singing and dancing, her son’s budding soccer career, and her own ongoing addition to the sciences — and it’s all in a days work.