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EDUCATIONMs. 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.
ADMISSIONSMs. 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.
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s Strategic Planning RetreatSeptember 6, 2019
Partner Amanda L. Zink, will attend the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s Strategic Planning Retreat on September 6, 2019. In her role as the Vice Chair of the Events Committee for the IDC, Ms. Zink will help map out the IDC’s role in the legal community for the next several years and will ensure that the IDC is working to address critical issues facing the legal defense community.
Advocates Society Annual Installation DinnerFebruary 26, 2020
Lipe Lyons attended the Advocates Society’s Annual Installation Dinner on February 24, 2020. The Advocates Society is an association of Polish-American attorneys who work to promote the progress of the law and the administration of justice and to foster interest in Polish-American culture and heritage. The 2020 Award of Merit Recipient was Congressman Mike Quigley. For the sixth year in a row, Partner Amanda L. Zink, sang the Polish National Anthem and the Star Spangled Banner for the event.
Amanda Zink Becomes PartnerJanuary 17, 2020
Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis is pleased to announce that Amanda L. Zink has been named a partner in the firm. Ms. Zink, who joined the firm in 2018, focuses her practice on the defense of personal injury, premises liability, construction, employer and product liability claims. 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 2004 graduate of DePaul University College of Law. She 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.
Amanda Zink Joins Honorable Kenneth Wright at Chicago Bar Association 2020 Earl Burrus Dickerson AwardsFebruary 27, 2020
Partner Amanda L. Zink, will join the Honorable Kenneth E. Wright, Jr., at The Chicago Bar Association 2020 Earl Burrus Dickerson Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
The late Earl B. Dickerson was an outstanding lawyer and among the first African-American members of The Chicago Bar Association (CBA). The CBA established the Dickerson Award in honor of his devotion to the law and helping others gain equality and justice. The Dickerson Award recognizes and honors minority lawyers and judges whose careers at the bar emulate the courage and dedication Dickerson had in making the law the key to justice for all in our society.
This year’s Honorees:
Gina Fain, JSS Family Trusts
G.A. Finch, Hoogendoorn & Talbot LLP
Hon. Cheryl D. Ingram, Circuit Court of Cook County
Hon. Diane M. Shelley, Circuit Court of Cook County
Hon. Anthony L. Young (ret), Circuit Court of Cook County
Lipe Lyons Welcome 5 AssociatesNovember 15, 2018
Lipe Lyons Women Attorneys to Join Rotating Cast of Female Neutrals from ADR to Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on Women Lawyers
July 13, 2020
On August 13, 2020, partner Amanda L. Zink, and associates Elaina Valtierra, Alejandra Barcenas, Sahrish Moyeed and Sarah Bourdet will join a rotating cast of female neutrals from ADR Systems, including Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), Amy L. Gertler, Esq., Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.) and Hon. Brigid M. McGrath, (Ret.) for a virtual Happy Hour and Networking Discussion regarding the impact of COVID-19 on women lawyers. Topics will include how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted female attorneys’ ability to network, stretched their abilities as working professionals, and challenged them to serve their clients in new and remote ways.