Background

Amy L. Perlman focuses her practice primarily on family and juvenile law. Amy is licensed to practice in Washington state courts. Since 2011, Amy has tried several family law cases through trial and has successfully argued before the Washington State Court of Appeals Division II.

Amy serves as a family law and guardianship guardian ad litem and she mentors new guardians ad litem. In dependency matters, Amy often represents children where she advocates to ensure their rights are protected.

Since 2014, Amy has been an adjunct faculty member at Tacoma Community College where she teaches for the paralegal program.

Education

Amy is a 2005 graduate of Washington State University and in May 2010 Amy successfully completed the Washington State Bar Association's Law Clerk Program.

Community

Amy has been a volunteer with the Tacoma-Pierce County volunteer Legal Services Program where she has volunteered hundreds of hours with both the Family Law Neighborhood Clinic in Tacoma and at Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. At Washington Corrections Center for Women Amy volunteers with the Incarcerated Mother's Advocacy Project's legal clinic to assist incarcerated mothers with family law issues. Amy has spoken on the topic of dependency law at the annual Family Law Midyear meeting and for the Thurston County Bar Association Family Law Section's lunchtime education programs.

In December 2014, Amy was named volunteer of the year and presented with an award by Washington State Supreme Court Justices Charles Wiggens and Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud.