Amelia Daynes

Phone Number: 336-373-1130

Fax Number: 336-373-1466

[email protected]

Court Appointments

2020 -

Wyoming State Courts

2023 -

N.C. State Courts

Through her past work as a labor organizer and representing employees in wage theft claims, Amelia Daynes has proven herself to be an advocate for working people. She now brings that experience to the Deuterman Law Group’s workers’ compensation team.

Amelia, who joined the firm in 2022, will be helping injured people to navigate the state’s complex workers’ compensation system. Her goal is to ensure these clients receive the maximum financial compensation and medical treatment available to them under the law.

Amelia earned her juris doctor summa cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Fla. She graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

From the time she enrolled in law school, Amelia knew she wanted to focus on client advocacy rather than working as a corporate lawyer or prosecutor.

In law school, she was a Miami Public Interest Scholar. The scholarship program comprises students who have demonstrated a commitment to public service, social justice, or advocacy and who are interested in legal careers dedicated to public service. As an attorney, Amelia is committed to using her skills, legal expertise, and access to fight systemic injustices and improve her community.

DLG’s civic and community-mindedness was one of the things that attracted Amelia to the firm. She is looking forward to participating in DLG’s charitable and community efforts in Greensboro and Winston-Salem.  She is actively involved in a number of professional development groups, including the N.C. Bar Association and the N.C. Advocates for Justice (NCAJ).

Amelia’s past professional experience includes work for the University of Miami School of Law’s Immigration Clinic, where she defended clients against deportation. In law school, she also worked with the Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office, the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, and the Florida Justice Institute. This gave her experience advocating on behalf of individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

Amelia was a student leader of the University of Miami School of Law’s Wage Theft Advocacy Project, helping clients with claims for unpaid wages under the Miami-Dade Wage Theft Ordinance. She has also worked as a labor organizer for the Service Employees International Union in Florida.

In law school, Amelia was an officer of the Miami Law National Lawyers Guild Chapter. She served as president and community service chair of OUTLaw, an advocacy group for LGBTQ+ students and allies. She was also a member of the University of Miami Law Review.

Her law school honors include membership in the Order of the Coif, two CALI Awards, three Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Awards, two Public Interest Innovative Service Awards and the Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association 2019 Litigation Skills Book Award & Scholarship.

At Westminster College, Amelia was a lacrosse player. She still enjoys playing sports recreationally, including lacrosse, soccer, and basketball. She is also an avid skier.

Amelia lives in Lewisville with her wife.