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Drake University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009

University of Nevada, Reno, B.A., 2004



Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada 
United States District Court: Nevada 
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.




Ph: (702) 279-1419


Amanda J. Brookhyser is Partner-In-Charge of the firm's Las Vegas Office (Zumpano Patricios Popok & Helsten). Ms. Brookhyser is part of the Firm’s national trial practice and focuses her trial and litigation practice in the areas of high-stakes commercial litigation, business tort and contract disputes healthcare litigation, real estate litigation, and employment litigation and counseling.  Ms. Brookhyser has 15 years of experience as an accomplished trial attorney, litigator and advisor.

Ms. Brookhyser has obtained jury verdicts and judgments on behalf of defendants and plaintiffs alike, trying over a dozen cases to verdict, judgment or award. She has represented various types of clients from large corporations and health care providers, to high-net worth individuals. Ms. Brookhyser’s trial and appellate practice have taken her to courts and arbitration hearing rooms throughout the country, including New York, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Houston, Reno and Las Vegas.  She regularly practices in both the state and federal courts of Nevada as well as before the Nevada Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Brookhyser was a partner in a well-known national defense firm where her practice included professional liability and malpractice defense.  


  • Super Lawyers, Mountain States Rising Stars, 2020, 2021

  • Lawyers of Distinction, Member, 2019, 2020

  • America's Top High Stakes Litigators, 2020

  • "AV Preeminent" Rating, Martindale Hubbell

  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40, 2021

  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys in Nevada, 2021

  • Nevada Business Magazine, "Legal Elite," 2021

  • America's Most Honored Lawyers, 2021

  • Vegas, Inc., Top Lawyers, Personal Injury, 2021 


Ms. Brookhyser serves on the Nevada Justice Association's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She is also a Member of the Drake University School of Law Recent Engagement Board. Ms. Brookhyser enjoys taking pro bono cases through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Children’s Attorney Project and participates in the Family Law Ask-a-Lawyer Program. She was named the April 2021 Volunteer of the Month by The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. She also mentors new attorneys through the Nevada State Bar’s Transitioning Into Practice program.

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