Amy Acheson was born and raised in Pittsburgh. After graduation from The Ellis School, she matriculated at Haverford College, and earned a B.A. in Economics.
Amy Acheson went on to graduate with honors from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Upon graduation, Amy started her legal career at Reed Smith Shaw & McClay (now Reed Smith LLP), where she was mentored by many legendary Pittsburgh attorneys — Walter McGough, Nelson Young, Tony Basinski, Craig Jones, Sherman McLaughlin, and Richard Wentley to name only a few. After eight years at Reed Smith, she became a Shareholder of Berger Law Firm P.C. where she practiced until 2000.
In 2000, Amy founded her own law practice to serve existing and new clients. She has also served as Of Counsel to Pittsburgh law firms.
1987 J.D., cum laude, University of South Carolina, School of Law
Member of the Order of the Coif (national legal honor society)
Member of the Order of the Wig and Robe (local legal scholastic society)
Member – South Carolina Law Review
Research Assistant, David G. Owen, Distinguished Professor of Law, Product Liability and Tort Theory
Teaching Assistant Legal Writing and Research, Henry S. Mather, Professor of Law, Contracts and Secured Transactions
1984 B.A., Haverford College, Economics
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Court for the Western District of PA
United States Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fourth and Tenth Circuits
Honors or Recognitions
AV rated Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in Who’s Who in American Law
Board of Directors, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, Inc. (2000 – current).
Past Member, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers’ Division, ACBA.
Deacon, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 2001 – 2006.
Board of Trustees, Shadyside Presbyterian Church Nursery School (2001-2003).
Financial Officer & Board of Advisors, RSVP of Allegheny County (1990 – 1992).
Vice President & Board of Managers, The Woodwell (1992-1999).
Treasurer & Board of Directors, PLEA (1982 – 1992).