Amy is a personal injury attorney in the Richmond, Virginia office of Allen & Allen. She prides herself on being prepared and providing superior client service and communication. These strengths enable her to explain options and legal concepts so that her clients always remain informed. Amy strives to understand her clients’ needs, and works to ensure that they know those needs are her top priority.
When litigation is necessary, Amy combines her advocacy and communication skills to effectively represent her clients in the courtroom. She focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury cases including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, dog bites, and wrongful death. Amy is committed to defending her clients’ rights against insurance companies and safeguarding their best interests throughout the litigation process.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) from American University’s School of Public Affairs. She earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. She was a member of both the Trial Advocacy Board and the Moot Court Board. Amy also served as an Articles Editor for the University of Richmond Law Review.
Following graduation, Amy was admitted to the Order of the Barristers and awarded the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award. She worked as a Summer Associate for the Allen Law Firm while in law school.
- Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen (2015 – Present)
- Summer Associate, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2014)
- Summer Intern, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2013)
- Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, cum laude (2015)
- B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, American University (2012)
- Virginia Women Attorneys Association
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice
- Lewis F. Powell American Inn of Court
- Member, Junior League of Richmond
Personal Injury Resources
Can I Talk About My Accident on Social Media?
In this video blog, Allen & Allen attorney Amy S. Whitelaw explains whether or not you should post about your accident on social media, and what to do if you’ve...
Pre-Existing Medical Condition, Part 2: What Information Should I Reveal?
This video explains how much information to reveal after an accident about a pre-existing medical condition, and who you should and should not share it with.
Pre-Existing Medical Condition, Part 1: Can I Collect for New Injuries?
This video explains how the law may be able to protect you if you are injured, but also have a pre-existing medical condition:
Why You Should Avoid Posting Accident Details On Social Media – VIDEO
Social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family across the globe. You can share pictures or thoughts, update people on what’s going on in...
What is the Virginia Consumer Protection Act?
Consumers purchase goods and services with the expectation that they will be safe and function properly. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Products may fail and consequently cause injury to...
Virginia Law and Smoking in Your Car
Smoking in your car is never a good idea. In addition to the health effects, lighting a cigarette could turn you into a distracted driver. And now there’s one more...