Amanda McGannon focuses her practice on representing employers and insurance carriers in workers' compensation matters. She also prepares Medicare set-aside proposals in workers' compensation cases involving Medicare-eligible claimants.
Ms. McGannon graduated in the top ten percent of her Law School class while earning a degree concentration in litigation. She is the proud recipient of the Whittaker Award for Academic Excellence, a faculty nominated and board selected award honoring an outstanding third-year student who has advanced the intellectual life of the law school.
Ms. McGannon excelled in legal research and writing during law school and was selected to teach a workshop to first-year students during both her second and third years of law school. She was a two-year member of both the Law Review and The Urban Lawyer, including acting as a managing editor of The Urban Lawyer. Ms. McGannon also qualified for the mock trial team and was selected as one of ten graduates to be inducted into the Order of the Barristers for her exceptional advocacy skills. She is interested in community service and graduated with pro bono honors for giving over 200 hours of service during law school.
During law school, Ms. McGannon clerked for a Federal District Court Judge in the Western District of Missouri where she researched motions before the Court and drafted judicial orders. She also interned for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Kansas where she worked on a range of civil and criminal issues, including writing a successful appellate brief. She also gained invaluable courtroom skills through managing an active caseload while interning at the Johnson County District Attorney's Office.
Before law school, Ms. McGannon worked as a claims adjuster for Farmers Insurance, where she concentrated on insurance coverage investigation and liability analysis.
Ms. McGannon is thankful for her family's support and the countless people who have shared their time and knowledge with her. She lives with her husband Thomas in the Brookside community where they enjoy walking on the trolley trail with their dog, working on home projects, and spending time with family and friends.