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Associate - Amanda S. Oakes

Amanda S. Oakes


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Amanda is a member of the firm’s Product Liability and Tort Litigation practice group.  Her practice focuses on complex product liability litigation in state and federal court, including multi-district litigation.  Amanda has experience representing multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and automobile industries. 

Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Amanda served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey A. Meyer, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. While in law school she was an intern for both the Chittenden County State's Attorneys office and the Honorable John A. Gibney, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. 


  • University of Virginia School of Law,Virginia Tax Review, Editor
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Black Law Student Association; Admissions & Recruitment Chair; Public Interest Diversity Fellowship Grantee
  • Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, Finalist

Professional Affiliations

  • National Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • George W. Crawford Black Bar Association: Member, Board of Directors
  • Oliver Ellsworth American Inn of Court

Community Involvement

  • Project Youth Court: Board of Directors, Distinguished Service Award (2016)
  • Reentry Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut: Pro Bono Volunteer 
  • FBI Citizens’ Academy (2017)


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  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
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