Amanda Garty is an experienced and talented trial court litigator with a deep commitment to criminal defense. Amanda gained invaluable trial experience working with Metropolitan Public Defenders (MPD). Her time with MPD allowed her the opportunity to hone her trial skills and, at the same time, trained her to defend clients facing difficult odds with uncompromising resolve. During her time with the public defenders, Amanda handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases. She has represented persons charged with a wide range of crimes, including drug, property, sex, assault, and DUII offenses. Amanda has significant courtroom experience in both Washington and Multnomah Counties, and has tried cases before judges and juries. Amanda believes that rigorous investigation and case preparation are essential to favorable case resolution. Equally important, Amanda represents clients with tenacity and heartfelt compassion.
Amanda started her career in private practice where she handled employment and family law cases. She previously clerked for the Honorable Kathleen M. Dailey at the Multnomah County Circuit Court. She was also a judicial extern for the Honorable John V. Acosta, United States Magistrate for the District of Oregon.
Amanda graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law where she was staff editor for the Oregon Law Review. While at the University of Oregon, Amanda was also co-chair of the American Constitution Society and co-director of the National Lawyers Guild.
Amanda is a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association, and the Multnomah Bar Association.