Amy M. Smith

Attorney 

Education

Amy graduated with honors from Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business, with a B.A. in 2008. She then went on to Wayne State University School of Law and graduated with a J.D., 2011. During law school she was the recipient of a full-time merit tuition scholarship. She served as an Associate editor and then Executive editor of The Journal of Law in Society.

Experience

Amy began her legal career in 2011, focusing on civil litigation, and became involved in community association law when she joined MAGWV in 2016. She now helps lead the Firm’s litigation team. Amy’s practice is concentrated on litigation and collection matters for condominium and homeowner associations. Since arriving at the firm in 2016, she has already brought several complex matters to favorable conclusions, attending to the minute details that often spell the difference between success and failure. Her skills ensure her clients will always know the status of a matter, and that their input and concerns will be at the forefront of her thinking and strategy. 

Specialties 

  • Community association governance and operations
  • Community association restriction enforcement and assessment collections
  • Prosecuting and defending litigation on behalf of community associations

Achievements and Memberships

  • Member, Community Associations Institute 
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan 
  • Member, State Bar Real Property Law Section 
  • Admitted to the Eastern District of Michigan, Federal Courts
  • Named a “One to Watch” in Best Lawyers in America©

What’s it like to work with Amy

Don’t let the easy going attitude fool you. When problems or issues arise, Amy is always first in line to help out, bringing her perseverance, loyalty, organization, attention to detail, team player mentality and encyclopedic knowledge of local judges to the table as she offers invaluable advice and counsel to clients.

Interests

Spending time with my family, I have 2 young children and 2 dogs

Cooking 

Traveling