Amy Knight is an experienced and highly trained criminal defense attorney. A graduate of Stanford Law School, where she was an articles editor of the Stanford Law Review and member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, she served as a law clerk to Hon. Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California and is the author of numerous law review articles on criminal procedure. Amy presents at trainings and conferences around the country and regularly appears in the Arizona Supreme Court. She has also litigated in the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has represented petitioners in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She has worked extensively on death penalty cases as well as juvenile life-without-parole cases, and has represented clients who have suffered serious violations of their rights in civil lawsuits.
Amy also holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Arizona and is known for her clear, persuasive writing and exhaustive legal research, both in preparation for trial and in appeal and post-conviction settings. She uses her skills and training in writing to develop compelling narratives on behalf of clients and to translate complex ideas, including scientific and medical opinions, into language that juries and judges understand.
Amy is also a published novelist, and volunteers as an author of amicus briefs and rules comments for Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
- J.D., Stanford Law School (2012)
- M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Arizona (2008)
- B.A., Cognitive Science and English, Vassar College (2005)
What People Say
A skilled and blood-thirsty litigator…G.K.
Invaluable contributions not only to capital defense but also to the scope of the right of privacy…AACJ
She’s a real talent!J.F.
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