Amelia DeGory focuses her practice on appellate advocacy, civil litigation, and providing strategic advice to clients facing complex legal challenges.
Amelia has drafted briefs and argued in federal trial and appellate courts. In addition, she has helped research and draft a merits brief and several petitions for certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has represented clients in lawsuits against state government entities and in matters involving a variety of patent-specific issues. Amelia also supports teams at trial, including two cases tried to verdict, and has experience drafting pretrial and post-trial motions, jury charges, and other critical motions.
Amelia maintains an active pro bono practice, including in the habeas and immigration areas. Recently, she successfully argued a Seventh Circuit appeal resulting in reversal of a grant of summary judgment to a prison official on a First Amendment retaliation claim.
Before joining Jones Day, Amelia served as a judicial law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prior to attending law school, she taught ninth grade world history in Philadelphia.
- Duke University (J.D. 2017; Order of the Coif; Senior Research Editor, Duke Law Journal; Best Oralist, 2017 Dean's Cup Moot Court Competition; Allen G. Siegel Award); University of Pennsylvania (M.S.Ed. 2011, Leonore Annenberg-Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow; B.A. summa cum laude 2010)
- District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, and Federal Circuits
- Law Clerk to: Judge Mark R. Hornak, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2018-2019) and Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2017-2018)