Amy Bender-Levy

Family Law & Probate Law Attorney

St. Louis | Missouri
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Amy primarily focuses on the areas of Family Law and Probate Law.

Amy’s Credentials & Bio

Amy Bender-Levy joined The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., in 2014, having previously spent nine
years working for Catholic Charities practicing domestic litigation throughout eleven Missouri counties. Amy focuses her practice on domestic and probate litigation, including dissolution of marriage, paternity, custody and support matters, orders of protection, adoption proceedings, grandparent rights cases and guardianships of minor and adults. Amy serves as a Guardian ad Litem in those cases in which she is appointed, representing the best interests of the children. Amy is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri and has been designated as a Super Lawyer by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine for the past 5 years. Amy is passionate about helping others through the most difficult of circumstances and treats each client and each case as it is the most important case she is working with and on.

In addition to her dedication to her clients, she is dedicated to the community. Amy serves on the Missouri Bar Board of Governors, representing St. Louis County. She has been actively involved in promoting justice through the Missouri Bar since 2006. Amy is the current Chair of Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation, a member of the Jewish Federation Board of Directors, and serves on the board of Crown Center. Amy is on the Advisory Committee for Girls on the Run St. Louis, having previously served as president.

Amy spent the earlier part of her legal career working at Lathrop and Gage, St. Louis, and at Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Edwardsville, IL, practicing civil litigation and toxic tort litigation. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa in 1997 and her Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University in 2000

Outside of practicing law, Amy devotes her time to her husband and their three children and dog, is a triathlete, marathon runner, vegan, BeautyCounter consultant, and lover of the outdoors.

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 2000
  • University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A. – 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the Roy Essen Memorial Award for Outstanding Young Lawyer from the St. Louis County Bar Association, in 2010
  • Recipient of the Grosberg Young Leadership Award, 2014

For The Community

  • President of Girls on the Run St. Louis, an organization for 3rd to 5th grade girls to train for a 5k race and are taught 20 weekly lessons which inspire the Girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions
  • Serves as a head coach and practice partner for Girls on the Run at her local elementary school
  • Board Member of the St. Louis Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy, 2011-present
  • Jewish Community Relations Committee At-Large Board Member 2014-present

Amy Bender-Levy
The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C.
Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The Illinois State Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association
  • Serving as a Board of Governor for District 11; Present
  • Co-chaired the Missouri Bar Diversity Summit in May, 2015.
  • Served as Chair of the Young Lawyers Section Council of the Missouri Bar, having previously served as Chair, Chair-elect and Secretary/Treasurer.
  • Served on the YLS Executive Committee from 2008 to the present and YLS Council member since 2006.
  • Served on the 2012 Missouri Bar Annual Meeting Planning Committee and was Chair of the New
  • Lawyer Practice Management CLE Track for the 2012 Missouri Bar Annual Meeting.
  • Spoke on area of practice at major events including the 2009 and 2012 Annual Meeting and the SLU
  • Professionalism Program 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Served as a Judge in the We The People Competition 2008-2012.
  • Appointed as a Member of the Women in Profession Commission for the Missouri Bar, 2016.
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