Amanda H. Sargent | Sargent, Amanda H.
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Amanda H. Sargent
Amanda H. Sargent
Amanda H. Sargent is a Member at Burns White.
Experienced in a diverse range of legal matters, Ms. Sargent
has represented a wide range of clients, including individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations from a variety of industries, in the areas of transportation law, business law and general litigation.
practice on transportation law and railroad/maritime litigation matters, with an emphasis in occupational disease claims and toxic tort litigation under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and the Jones Act.
also advises companies in various industries on product distribution and product liability matters, as well as on risk management tactics, risk avoidance techniques and regulatory compliance issues related to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA), the Surface Transportation Board
(STB), the Public Utilities Commission
(PUC) and the Railroad Retirement Board
In addition, Ms. Sargent
counsels clients on general business matters, including business contracts, entity formation and business disputes, with a particular interest in counseling women-owned businesses.
An active participant in firm activities, Ms. Sargent is a member of the firm's Mentoring Committee, aiding in the professional development of attorneys within the firm, as well as the women attorneys group which focuses on issues critical to women practitioners.
In addition, she
helps coordinate pro bono service activities on behalf of Burns White
, and assists in firm recruitment by participating in on-campus interviews and mock interviews of law students.
Ms. Sargent received her Juris Doctor in 2000 from the Duquesne University School of Law and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business and Spanish from Illinois State University in 1996.
Ms. Sargent is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA).
At ACBA, she is a member of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.
She also provides pro bono legal services through her work with Neighborhood Legal Services.
In addition, Ms. Sargent serves as the President of the Board of Trustees for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie, Pa.
volunteers for the literacy program at St. Philip School
in Crafton, Pa., where she
also assists in coaching the girls' basketball team.