Amy Miles Kowalski
Amy Miles Kowalski
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Amy grew up in the Atlanta metropolitan area and began her legal career in Washington, D.C. as law clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Hodges Jr. of the United States Court of Federal Claims with a focus on government contracts, takings claims, vaccine injuries, and patent and copyright claims. After her clerkship, Amy practiced with the commercial litigation section of a law firm in Northern Virginia handling a variety of matters from contract disputes to copyright and patent claims to employment related issues. After moving with her husband and four children to Lynchburg, Amy began a solo practice focusing on court appointed Guardian ad Litem work before joining Petty Livingston Dawson & Richards in January of 2015. Her areas of practice include family law and divorce, guardianship and conservatorship, and commercial litigation. She is trained in collaborative divorce and mediation and serves as a qualified Guardian ad Litem for the 24th Judicial District. In her spare time, she plays tennis, golf and guitar, needlepoints, serves on the board of the Academy Center of the Arts and is an active member of Hillside Garden Club.


Reported and Unpublished Cases

  • Johnson v. Circuit City Stores, Inc., 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 30469 (4th Cir. 1999)
  • Harvey v. Gobo, Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34903 (W.D. Va. Mar. 10, 2017)
  • Young v. Draper, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20363 (W.D. Va. Feb. 14, 2017)

Honors & Affiliations


  • Phi Beta Kappa – Washington & Lee University (1991)
  • Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce Athena Award Nominee (2015)


  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified to Practice Collaborative Divorce


Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Lynchburg Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • Academy Center of the Arts Board Member (2019-present)
  • Hillside Garden Club Member
  • New Covenant Schools – Board (2011-2017)
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church – Vestry (2017-2020)

Publications & Presentations


  • Speaker, Lynchburg Bar Association, “Employment Law” (2015)
  • Speaker, Annual Lynchburg Regional Society for Human Resource Management, “Employment Law” (2015-Present)
  • Speaker, Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, “Defamation in the Digital Age” (2015)

George Mason University School of Law, J.D. (1995)

Washington & Lee University, B.A. in English and Art History (1991)

Virginia State Bar

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact Us

925 Main St., Suite 300 
Lynchburg, VA 24504 


312 Main St., Suite 200 
Danville, VA 24541 



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