Olivia F. Amlung

Olivia F. Amlung has been an associate attorney at the firm since June 2017. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and is currently working toward licensure in the State of Ohio. Olivia is a member or the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, primarily focusing on claims involving personal injury, government defense, criminal defense, and a variety of other miscellaneous matters. She also provides contract review and general advising services for local businesses, cities, and governmental entities.

Olivia graduated from the University of Louisville in 2013 with honors and continued her education at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, graduating in 2016. In law school, Olivia was a fellow with the Glenn M. Weaver Institute for Law & Psychiatry, as well as an active member of the Moot Court Honor Board, a Senior Articles Editor for the Human Rights Quarterly, President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Club, and Chair of the Student Legal Education Committee. Additionally, Olivia was the 2016 recipient of the Jorge Carro Consummate Advocate Award for Outstanding Skill and Dedication to the Moot Court Program Award, as well as awarded the Order of the Barristers.

Prior to joining the firm, Olivia worked at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for the 54th Judicial Circuit and as a staff attorney to Circuit Court Judge Richard Brueggemann. Using this experience, Olivia is uniquely situated to help her clients in all areas of the law.

General Litigation

Olivia Amlung is a member or the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. She represents businesses and individuals in personal injury, product liability, negligence, and domestic relations in both state and federal court and before administrative panels. Olivia handles all levels of litigation from the initial filing of a lawsuit and discovery process, through motions for summary judgment, to settlement and trial.

After working for a circuit court judge, Olivia understands the ins and outs of complex litigation from various perspectives of the legal system. She is experienced in both plaintiffs’ cases and defense work. Olivia works closely with her clients to provide input, guidance, and support throughout the legal process. If you are in need of a litigation attorney willing to take on various complex issues or even just to offer some legal guidance, please do not hesitate to contact Olivia Amlung at 859.394.6200 or by email at oamlung@aswdlaw.com.

Government Litigation

Olivia Amlung devotes a substantial portion of her practice to defending local government clients including cities, counties and special districts in both state and federal court and before administrative panels. She has litigated cases ranging from Civil Rights, to harassment and discrimination claims, handling all levels of litigation from discovery, including extensive document review, through motions for summary judgment, to settlement, and trial. In addition, Olivia is skilled in appellate work, and has drafted briefs considered by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and state Court of Appeals.

Olivia has defended a number of police officers and law enforcement agencies on Fourth Amendment and state law tort claims and she understands the nuances specific to litigating claims against officers and agencies sued under § 1983 for excessive force, false arrest, and malicious prosecution. In particular, she is capable of asserting defenses, such as immunity at the state and federal levels, to limit and avoid exposure for government entities and their officials.

If you or your organization is looking to build a long-term relationship with an experienced government litigation attorney, contact Olivia Amlung at 859.394.6200 or by email at oamlung@aswdlaw.com.

Criminal Defense

Olivia has experience representing clients in both state and federal criminal matters. Her practice also includes handling expungements and compliance with grand jury subpoenas. Olivia is experienced in handling criminal matters at every phase, from addressing evidentiary and preliminary issues, to plea negotiations and trial preparation.

Olivia is passionate about protecting your constitutional rights. With the resources and skills to handle even the most complex cases, you can be confident that you will receive a strong defense when you work with her. Whether you wish to proceed to trial or enter into plea negotiations, she is prepared to help you make an informed decision in proceeding with your defense. If you are in need of criminal defense lawyer, contact Olivia Amlung at 859.394.6200 or by email at oamlung@aswdlaw.com.

School Law

Because of her passion for students and experiences growing up in our fantastic local public schools, Olivia Amlung has developed a practice in representing school districts and school district employees. Olivia has experience providing legal guidance and support to Boards of Education, Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, and other staff spanning both county school districts and independent school districts.

Olivia has successfully defended school districts and school district employees in complicated litigation in all levels of the State and Federal Courts. For example, Olivia has defended claims involving the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act), Coverdell immunity, KERA (Kentucky Educational Reform Act), Civil Rights, and Title IX compliance. Furthermore, Olivia has prosecuted and defended teacher tribunals, expulsion hearings, disciplinary review hearings, and special education due process hearings.

Olivia additionally provides day-to-day advice and practical guidance. Some areas in which she offers her expertise: policy development, public procurements, contract review, laws relating to certified and classified employees, bullying laws, mandatory reporting laws, special education, tenure, open meetings and open records laws. She regularly advises and provides active support in student special education matters, including development of IEPs (individual education plans) and 504 plans.

If you or your organization is looking to build a long-term relationship with an experienced and passionate school law attorney, contact Olivia Amlung at 859.394.6200 or by email at oamlung@aswdlaw.com.

Community

Olivia Amlung is a life-long resident of Boone County, where she currently lives with her husband, Justin, and their two dogs, Votto and Larkin.

Olivia is an active member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Kentucky Defense Counsel, and various other legal organizations. She currently serves on the Editorial Committee for the NKBA’s publication, Lex Loci, and as the Education Project Coordinator for the KBA’s Young Lawyer’s Division.

Passionate about the community’s youth, Olivia actively volunteers with multiple leadership programs focusing on the professional and personal development of local high school students. Following this passion, she often takes an active role volunteering with the Boone County Schools, the Boone County Education Foundation, the Chamber of Commerce, and various local political groups. In her spare time, Olivia can often be found attending local community events, practicing in her church’s worship band, or spending time with family and friends.

Publications

Biometrics and the Constitution: Exploring how the development of technology affects our civil liberties, Kentucky Defense Counsel’s Common Defense Magazine (August 2018)

An Explanation of Kentucky’s Persistent Felony Offender Laws and Their Unintended Impact, NKBA’s Lex Loci (October 2018)

Education

  • University of Louisville (2013) (cum laude)
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law (2016)

Admitted to Practice

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association