Amy Jane "A.J." Agnew
Amy Jane Agnew, Esq.
J.D., Rutgers Law School - Newark
Nancy Stiles Scholar in Environmental Law
Graduate Fellow in Constitutional Litigation
Graduate Fellow in Legal History
B.A., Johns Hopkins University
Robert J. Brauer Scholar
Dean’s List Distinction
Thesis of Distinction
Graduated with Honors
Amy Jane Agnew maintains a small, personable practice in which she oversees every phase of clients' legal matters with her team. The practice focuses on constitutional, civil, and disability rights matters as well as matters within education law. With a network of specialized professionals, she can bring in outside expertise when needed -- forensic accountants, experts and specialized counsel -- but she seeks to keep clients' costs low and expectations met. Her practice is small, intimate and effective. She understands that your lawyer is a trusted member of your inner circle, not a vendor whose attention you buy.
Ms. Agnew continues to educate herself on the law as it develops and as it relates to her clients. For five years, Ms. Agnew served as the Graduate Fellow in Constitutional Law and Legal History at Rutgers School of Law - Newark, where she guided law students through complex constitutional litigation. She still conducts legal history research and academic writing, as she believes the law is both a science and a social art that must be studied as it has been and as it develops. Ms. Agnew most recently co-authored a chapter entitled, Obstacles to Litigating and Evaluating Trauma in Police Misconduct Cases in Assessing Trauma in Forensic Contexts published by Springer Publishing in 2020.
Ms. Agnew has four children and lives in Far Hills, New Jersey and NYC. In her free time Ms. Agnew prides herself on conducting a masterclass in mortifying teenage children.
New York State
New Jersey State
United States District Court,
Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York:
Western District of New York;
Northern District of New York:
District of New Jersey
Second Circuit, Court of Appeals
Third Circuit, Court of Appeals
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Council, Public Interest Committee
Member, Federal Bar Council, Civil Rights Committee
Volunteer Lawyer, ACLU-NJ
Pro Bono Counsel, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice