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Amanda J Bynum

Amanda J Bynum

AJB Law Firm, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Arizona
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Amanda practices criminal defense and also provides entrepreneur's / small business legal services by providing concierge-level services for business formation, trademarks, copyrights & important contractual agreements.

Early on in her career as a trial attorney, Amanda discovered a passion for helping other lawyers and aspiring lawyers improve their craft, and I built a reputation as an educator on a variety of topics, including DUI defense, trial techniques, legal ethics, attorney wellness, and productivity. Amanda worked as a law professor for several years prior to opening my AJB Law firm where she combines both trial skills and talent for speaking and teaching,

Amanda’s experience in education provides strength in reducing the complicated and difficult down to the simple and actionable—for clients, opposing counsel, the judge, and the jury.

Amanda’s educational experiences started when she led the Criminal Defense Clinic and taught Trial Advocacy part-time. Later, she became a full-time law professor and law school administrator and taught courses that helped prepare students for success in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice.

Amanda directed the Internship program where she developed and taught a course focused on competencies and foundations for practice, and provided training to attorney-supervisors in best practices for mentoring and guiding externship students.

Amanda continues to train practicing attorneys by regularly teaching CLEs for attorneys focused on mentoring, self-care, and accepting feedback.

Building off her passion for helping others reach their goals and succeed in their careers, and after opening several small businesses, Amanda expanded her legal services to help other small business owners with the protection of their businesses and brands.

Amanda is currently developing several courses and materials that will provide community legal education for pre-law and law students, as well as pro-se litigants.

Education
University of Arizona
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Honors: Certificate in Criminal Law and Policy 2009 Recipient of Outstanding Senior Award
Activities: Student Bar Association Leadership Phi Alpha Delta Criminal Defense Clinic: Pascua Yaqui Tribe; Pima County Public Defender Research Assistant to: Professor Lee Tucker on Juvenile Miranda Waivers; Professor Marc Miller Law Clerking including researching and writing legal motions and appellate briefs for- Pima County Attorneys Office, Law Office of Stephen Paul Barnard; Law Office of Tony Abruzzo; Law Office of Emily Danies; Law Office Francisco Leon; Law Office of Jennifer Maldonado
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Professional Experience
Attorney & Owner
AJB Law Firm, LLC
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AJB Law Firm represents clients throughout Arizona, including Pima County, Santa Cruz County, Pinal County, Cochise County, and Maricopa County. She operates on a flat-fee basis, meaning you don’t have to worry about taking as long as you need to get your questions answered or the results you want. There is no pressure to take a plea, or risk spending more money on your criminal case. Amanda Bynum is known for her excellent trial and negotiation skills. Having spent a decade as a trial lawyer and educator, she designed a different kind of law practice. One where the client comes first, there are no hidden fees, and the client can have the confidence of an experienced, passionate litigator on their side.
Director of Bar and Academic Success
University of Arizona Rogers College of Law
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Facilitation, research, implementation and oversight of the College of Law’s Bar and Academic Success program; Oversight, coordination, and implementation of institutional bar review relationship; Worked other departments to ensure the success of the academic success program including identifying and assisting the most at-risk students. Co-teach mandatory first-year Preparing to Practice Course focusing on academic success competencies; Recruit speakers and volunteers and coordinate classes, panels, and workshops focused on bar, academic, and career success; Developed and teach curriculum for both in-person and asynchronous online upper-level academic success courses; Provide individualized and group feedback to students in addition to teaching and encouraging self-assessment and metacognitive skills; Collection, coordination, and efficient distribution of external and internal resources related to bar and academic success; Compliance Reporting to the ABA on bar success outcomes
Professor of Practice
University of Arizona Rogers College of Law
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Co-taught a mandatory 1L course, "preparing to practice" focusing on core competencies for success in law school and in the practice of law. Taught legal externship course and served as faculty supervisor for externs in a variety of placements. Taught a classroom component related to non-doctrinal topics and lawyering skills, managed student attorneys practicing under the Arizona student practice rules as they defended indigent clients accused of felony offenses in Arizona Superior Court. Through this experience, attended Clinical Legal Education Conferences (CLEA) in 2015 & 2016, received training on clinical education and externships. Taught a small section of Basic Trial Advocacy, and assisted with student feedback year-round. Educational outcomes included ensuring students know the basics of courtroom procedure, decorum, and evidence. Based on seven years as a trial attorney, and other training in criminal defense,
Director of Externships and Bar Success
University of Arizona Rogers College of Law
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Facilitated externship program including selection and training of externship supervisors, developing curriculum, and teaching the corresponding externship course; Researched, planned, and facilitated launch of Professional Skills and Knowledge (Bar Success) program, including advising and coaching students for bar and academic success; Researched, planned, designed, and taught new Preparing to Practice course required for all first-year law students designed to help students succeed in law school and on the bar exam; Oversaw bar success program including conducting workshops & teaching courses designed to improve students’ law school performance; Collaborated with the Director of Legal Writing to organized and facilitated the first-ever College of Law Skills Professor retreat designed to increase collaboration and focus on skills pedagogy.
Trial Attorney & Training Director
Pima County Public Defender
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Felony Trial Attorney & Training Director. Handled matters ranging from Domestic Violence, Drug Possession, Property Crimes and Aggravated DUI to Sexual Assault and Homicide. Handled a caseload of 50+ felony cases, mostly incarcerated individuals. Performed all tasks associated with criminal defense from client intake and initial appearance to plea offers, jury trials, and sentencing. Successfully maintained a positive attorney-client relationship with clients entrenched in the justice system. Performed tasks related to social work, counseling, and negotiation. Promoted to training director while still handling 40+ cases. Responsibilities included identifying areas for further training, dissemination of ongoing legal education materials; scheduling, coordinating, and publicizing CLEs for criminal defense attorneys. Designed, organized, and facilitated first-ever week-long trial college for new attorneys
Associate Attorney
Nesci & St Louis
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Associate Attorney specializing in pre-trial litigation and defense of Driving Under the Influence allegations. Trial Experience in Domestic Violence and Other Misdemeanor Matters. Received extensive training on DUI Defense from national leaders daily and through the National College of DUI defense. Attended NCDD DUI trial college and Mastering Scientific Evidence seminars. Worked with expert witnesses, developed powerpoint, and strategized on client defenses. Conducted hundreds of pre-trial interviews with police officers and expert witnesses. Drafted Motions to Suppress and other challenges related to DUI defense, drug possession, Domestic Violence, and other misdemeanor and felony matters. Litigated dozens of suppression hearings in Pima county Justice Court, Superior, and Tucson city courts. Handled matters relating to bail bonds, orders of protection, and forfeiture from intake through trial.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Threats and Intimidation and “True Threats”
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Awards
Volunteer of the Month
State Bar of Arizona
Bar Leadership Institute Graduate
State Bar of Arizona
The Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) is a nine-month professional development program whose mission is to foster the professional growth and enhance the leadership skills of a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers. The BLI provides training and education including nine leadership training and legal practice education sessions. In addition, the class prepares and executes a community service project. Finally, upon completion of the BLI, participants commit to one year of service in a State Bar sec
Presidents Commendation
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Recognized by AACJ for efforts to revive and rebuild the long dormant seminar committee, resulting in better and popular seminars. Taking on the challenge of re purposing AACJ as a CLE provider in a crowded and highly competitive field, she successfully led the organization in a new and important direction that guarantees the organization's continuing relevance and benefit to its members. The award noted that Amanda is a shining example of the value of committee work to AACJ .
Presidents Commendation for Outstanding Service to the Cause of Criminal Justice
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Recognized by AACJ for outstanding work arranging the 2014 winter seminar and her dedication to improving the education of all criminal defense lawyers.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona  # 027479
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 027479
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
DUI & DWI
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Intellectual Property
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Formation
Trademarks
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Languages
  • English
Legal Answers
Websites & Blogs
Website
Tucson Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney
Contact & Map
AJB Law Firm, LLC
Tucson
177 N. Church Ave.
815
Tucson, AZ 85701
Telephone: (520) 333-7977
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)