(May 25, 2023 – Charlotte, North Carolina) GessnerLaw, PLLC, a leading employment litigation law firm based in North Carolina, is thrilled to announce the addition of Amanda Lopez as a Summer Law Clerk for 2023. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Amanda brings a wealth of legal knowledge and practical experience to the firm.
“We are so pleased to welcome Lopez as our Summer 2023 Law Clerk,” said Michelle Gessner, owner and founder of GessnerLaw, PLLC. “Her passion for the law, demonstrated through her academic achievements and relevant legal experience, aligns perfectly with our firm’s values and commitment to providing top-notch employment law services to our clients.”
Amanda’s educational background is impressive, having obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense from the prestigious University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2021. Currently attending Gonzaga University School of Law, Amanda is expected to graduate in May 2024. Her dedication and commitment to excellence were recognized during her first year of law school when she achieved second place in the Gonzaga Moot Court Client Counseling Competition.
“Not only is Amanda a skilled student, but she also actively participates in various extracurricular activities. She is a member of the Gonzaga Moot Court Civil Rights and Liberties Team, and has demonstrated her passion for championing civil rights issues as secretary of the Latina/o Student Association. Amanda’s previous legal experience further showcases her commitment to the field. In the summer of 2022, she served as a judicial intern in the Western District of North Carolina, working alongside the Honorable Judge Frank D. Whitney. More recently, in spring 2023, Amanda interned at the Gonzaga Federal Tax Law Clinic, where she represented low-income clients in matters with the Internal Revenue Service.”
Gessner says Lopez will have the opportunity to work closely with GessnerLaw’s team of employment litigation professionals. “She will assist in various aspects of the firm’s practice. Her exceptional academic background, legal expertise, and genuine commitment to justice make her an invaluable addition to our team. We look forward to working with Amanda and witnessing her continued growth and success throughout the summer”
GessnerLaw, PLLC represents employees at all levels in the workplace across North Carolina, seeking justice and enforcement of their legal rights in employment law matters. Michelle Gessner is also a certified mediator and has mediated complex employment litigation cases throughout the country.