Amelia DeGory focuses her practice on appellate advocacy, civil litigation, and providing strategic advice to clients facing complex legal challenges.
Amelia has drafted briefs in federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in an international arbitration under International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rules. In addition, she has helped research and draft certiorari-stage briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court. Amelia maintains an active pro bono practice and has worked with several teams to advocate for clients seeking habeas relief. She has also represented women and children seeking asylum in immigration court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
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. Before 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 and Seventh 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)