Amy L. JudkinsAssociate
Amy Judkins is a member of the Litigation Department in Dean Mead’s Orlando office. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts, representing clients in matters involving a variety of claims, including breach of contract, fraud, and other business tort claims.
Ms. Judkins attended North Carolina State University and received her Bachelors of Science in Ecosystem Management. After graduation, Ms. Judkins spent five years working as an environmental consultant in the Orlando area, assisting large land owners with environmental permitting, wetland mitigation, and large-scale environmental planning.
Ms. Judkins earned her law degree from FAMU College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. During law school, Ms. Judkins earned book awards (high grades) in ten different subjects, including legal writing, contracts, constitutional law, torts, federal courts, and business organizations. Ms. Judkins was active in moot court, competing in a total of five competitions, four of which she advanced to final or semi-final rounds. Also during law school, Ms. Judkins interned for the Honorable Anne C. Conway, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida, and clerked at Holland & Knight, LLP.
After law school, Ms. Judkins served two years as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Paul G. Byron, of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In her tenure as clerk, she drafted hundreds of orders on dispositive motions and assisted the judge with more than a dozen civil and criminal trials, including a complex terrorism trial of national importance that spanned over three weeks.
Professional and Civic Activities
- Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
- George C. Young Central Florida American Inns of Court
- Federal Bar Association
- Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, Florida, 2016
- Florida A&M University (FAMU) Law Review, 2014-2015
- Bachelor of Science, cum laude, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2005
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Recognition & Awards
- 1st place winner of the Maloney Memorial Writing Contest, sponsored by the Environmental & Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2015.
- FAMU Academic Scholarship Recipient, 2015-2016
- Holland & Knight Academic Scholarship Recipient, 2014-2015
- Florida Bar YLD Moot Court Competition, Semi-Finalist, 2015 & 2016
- National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition, Quarter-Finalist, Best Brief–Respondent, 2015
- American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Regional Semi-Finalist, 2016
- NOAA-ECSC Fellowship in Coastal Law & Policy, Recipient 2014–2015 & 2015–2016
- Book Awards (high grade) in Contracts I; Torts I; Contracts II; Legal Methods II; Constitutional Law II; Federal Courts; Business Organizations; Labor Law; Water Law; & Advanced Topics Seminar on Climate Change Impacts.
- Taking it to the Bank: Using Blue Carbon Banking to Compensate the Miccosukee Tribe for the Federal “Taking” of their Tribal Lands, 12 FLA. A&M U. L. REV., 2016