Charitable Planning, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration
Amanda joined Duffy Kekel in 2021. Amanda’s practice primarily focuses on trust and will drafting, probate, and estate and trust administration, including drafting estate and gift tax returns. Amanda is passionate about advising clients on strategies to achieve their estate planning goals during life, and helping clients to navigate the administration of a loved one’s trust or estate after they have passed away. Amanda enjoys helping people through difficult times, so this line of work was a natural fit for her. Planning for death or dealing with it after a loved one has passed away can be an emotionally difficult process, so Amanda seeks to ease and simplify that process by providing efficient and effective assistance to her clients.
Amanda graduated from Willamette University’s College of Law and Atkinson Graduate School of Management, earning a joint JD and MBA. During law school, Amanda served as the Managing Editor of the Willamette Law Review and as Vice President of the Student Bar Association. Amanda was selected to become a member of the Order of Barristers, a national honor society for oral advocacy, because of her exceptional work on Willamette’s Moot Court. Before moving to Oregon, Amanda lived in Anchorage, Alaska, where she studied psychology and criminal justice and volunteered with at-risk and incarcerated women and youth. She also worked in the hospitality industry as a restaurant manager.
Admitted to Practice
Education and Experience
J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 2017
M.B.A., Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management, 2017
B.A., Psychology, with a minor in Criminal Justice, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012
Associate Attorney, Estate Planning Practice Group, Saalfeld Griggs P.C., 2017–2021
Memberships & Activities
Marion County Bar Association, Member
Multnomah County Bar Association, Member
Oregon New Lawyers Division, Member
The Order of Barristers, Willamette University College of Law Chapter, Member
Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration, Elder Law, and Taxation Sections, Member
Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council, Member