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  • Education
    • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2015, Managing Editor of UMKC Law Review
    • B.A., summa cum laude, University of South Dakota, 2012, Thesis Scholar; Awarded Thesis with Distinction
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2015
    • Pro hac vice, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2017
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2017
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2018

Amber is committed to partnering with clients to gain a full understanding of their specific matter goals, as well as their overall business objectives. As an associate in the Insurance Recovery practice, Amber’s desire to protect clients’ assets is matched only by her work ethic. She is committed to finding thorough and cost-effective solutions to complex issues. Amber believes the best way to work efficiently and maximize resources is by maintaining consistent communication with the client and legal team.  

Throughout her career, Amber has assisted in recovering millions of dollars in insurance coverage for a broad range of losses. Additionally, Amber provides guidance to clients on how best to minimize risk exposure, assists clients with claims, and counsels clients on insurance-related issues in business transactions.

Amber’s practice is concentrated on insurance recovery counseling and litigation in connection with all types of insurance, including but not limited to: 

  • Commercial general liability insurance
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • Product liability insurance
  • Builder’s risk insurance
  • Pollution liability insurance
  • Cyber liability insurance 
  • Director and officer liability insurance
  • Commercial and personal auto insurance
  • Homeowners’ insurance
  • Watercraft insurance
  • Self-funded insurance pools
  • Excess insurance 

Additionally, Amber provides advice on insurance–related issues to rental car companies, carsharing companies, automobile manufacturers, and companies pursuing new and emerging business models related to mobility and the use of vehicles. She also counsels religious organizations on how best to manage risk specific to religious entities.

Amber is passionately dedicated to Polsinelli’s pro bono initiative, and thoroughly enjoys representing clients in adult and minor guardianship matters, housing projects, and more.

While in law school, Amber served as the Managing Editor of the UMKC Law Review. She was also a member of the UMKC Trial Advocacy team and member of the Moot Court Board. Amber also received the Robert D. DeWitt Best Appellate Brief Award, as well as numerous CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, including CALI awards in Legal Writing I, Legal Writing II, Torts, Remedies, Mediation, and Negotiating Mergers and Acquisitions.

  • Obtained summary judgment in declaratory judgment action involving insurer’s denial of coverage for a church camp after an attendee was injured in zip lining accident. 
  • Successfully defended and obtained dismissal of individual director and officer of an insurance company on a claim for fraudulent transfer.
  • Assisted in the successful settlement of dispute regarding loss valuation between hotel and insurance carrier due to flood damage. 
  • Assisted with obtaining a stay of a declaratory judgment action for a pharmaceutical company’s dispute with its excess carrier, pending appeal in the underlying litigation.
  • Assisted with obtaining defense expenses from foreign insurer on products liability claim.
  • Obtained dismissal against insurance carrier asserting claims against its policyholder after policyholder assigned its rights to policy proceeds to a third party.
  • Assisted with the representation of a bank on large loss bond claim for employee theft.
  • Assisted employer in litigation with reinsurance provider on self-funded workers compensation program.
  • Spearhead, coordinate, and lead large and complex discovery projects and successfully navigate issues related to electronically stored information. 
  • Provide insurance related advice to car rental companies, car sharing companies, and automobile manufacturers on insurance issues related to mobility and the use of vehicles.
  • Provide counsel to religious organizations on how best to minimize risk exposure on issues specific to religious entities. 
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Featured, University of South Dakota's Alumni Association
August, 2019
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Co-Author, LJN Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy Journal; Volume 31, Number 6
December 2018
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Featured in Law360
October 24, 2017