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Amy Jane Agnew, Esq.
Principal
e-mail: aj@ajagnew.com
 

Biography

EDUCATION

 

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 "A.J." Agnew

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.

 

 

ADMISSIONS

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

MEMBERSHIPS

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