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 has worked for The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. since 2014, practicing in the areas of family law and probate law, having previously spent nine years with Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, providing free legal representation to eleven counties in Missouri in the areas of family law and probate law. Amy also serves as a guardian ad litem as appointed by the Courts. 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.  Amy lives happily with her husband and three children ages 10, 8 and 4 in Chesterfield.

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

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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.

Featured Family Law Videos

Jonathan Marks, STL Moms: Changes to Missouri’s Child Support Calculation

Jonathan Marks, STL Moms: Lessons from Mary J. Blige Divorce Settlement

Jonathan Marks, STL Moms: Who Pays for Child Expenses?

Jonathan Marks, STL Moms: Child Support and the New Spouse