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Amanda  L. Zink


Catastrophic Loss
Product Liability
Rideshare and Autonomous Vehicles
Commercial Litigation


Ms. Zink graduated from DePaul University College of Law in May of 2004. While at DePaul, Ms. Zink was a member of the Dean's List and was awarded four CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for receiving highest grade in Legal Writing I, Legal Writing II, Client & Community Relations and Trial Advocacy II.  She graduated from University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in philosophy in May of 2001.  At UIUC, Ms. Zink was a member of the Dean's List. 



Ms. Zink was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November of 2004.  She was also admitted to practice in the Northern District of Illinois in January of 2005, and the Southern District of Illinois in 2019.
She was admitted to the United States District Court of Nebraska and the Southern District of Indiana in 2018, and to the Northern District of Indiana in 2019. 

Amanda L. Zink

Tel: 312-448-6231
Fax: 312-726-2273
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Ms. Zink is a litigation partner who focuses her practice on the defense of personal injury, premises liability, construction liability, employer liability, and product liability claims.  Ms. Zink has exceptional research and writing skills and has won over 23 motions for summary judgment for her clients. Her high attention to detail, organization and clear and concise arguments regarding complex matters give her clients a distinct advantage in the courtroom.  

During her legal career, Ms. Zink has handled complex personal injury and wrongful death matters, construction litigation, premise liability, employer litigation, products liability, property damage, catastrophic fire loss claims, condominium disputes and sexual abuse cases. Ms. Zink has extensive arbitration and trial experience. Prior to joining Lipe Lyons, Ms. Zink spent more than a decade as in-house counsel for The Hartford, where she defended its insureds in both federal and state court.

Ms. Zink is a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Events Committee. She is also active in The Advocates Society – The Association of Polish-American Attorneys. She has sung the United States' National Anthem and the Polish national anthem in Polish for every Advocates’ Officer Installation Ceremony since 2015.

Professional Activities
Ms. Zink is an active member in a number of professional and civic organizations, including:
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Ms. Zink earned Leading Lawyers recognitions in 2020, 2021 and 2022.