A results-driven attorney, Amanda Gallagher is passionate about turning complex challenges into meaningful solutions. Amanda focuses her practice on litigation and dispute resolution.
Amanda drafts motions and discovery, and assists with witness interviews and trial preparation, as well as with internal investigations and reviews in a variety of contexts.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Amanda served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Indiana. She has experience reviewing cases, dispositions and drafting orders on dispositive and non-dispositive motions covering wide variety of procedural and substantive issues.
Amanda also worked for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation as the deputy general counsel and as deputy attorney general for complex litigation at the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.
Originally from Oklahoma City, Amanda is a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she was recognized with the Gene H. & Jo Ann Sharpe Outstanding Graduating Student Award. During law school, she also received the Outstanding Graduating Student Pro Bono Award, Academic Achievement Award in Corporations, and the Calvert Intraschool Moot Court Competition Outstanding Speaker Award.
Outside of work, Amanda coaches "We the People," an Indiana Bar Foundation instructional program for high, middle, and elementary school students that teaches the history and principles of the American constitutional democracy, at Cathedral High School.
Professional and Community Involvement
Chair, Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Member, Indianapolis Bar Association Women and the Law Division Executive Committee
Student note adviser, Indiana Health Law Review
Volunteer and student coach, We the People at Cathedral High School
Member, United Way of Central Indianapolis Leadership United Class of 2021
Member, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Forte
Member, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 1925 Society
Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyer Division Young Lawyer of the Year Award, 2023
Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Distinguished Leadership Award, 2022
Junior League of Indianapolis Leader of the Year, 2020