Amanda J. Doherty
Adjunct Professor

B.A., Fordham University
J.D., University of Maine School of Law

Since 2008, Amanda Doherty has been a trial attorney at Strike, Goodwin, & O'Brien, a Portland based firm specializing in criminal defense work. Amanda represents primarily indigent individuals, appointed to her by the Court, in both criminal and child protection cases.

Prior to joining Strike, Goodwin & O'Brien as an attorney, Amanda served as an intern at the firm for two years during law school, and practiced as a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic as a 3L at Maine Law.

Amanda earned her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, where she was awarded the Judge Edward T. Gignoux Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. While at Maine Law, she was a regional finalist in the National Trial Competition, served as Co-Chair for the 2008 Moot Court Board, and was President of the Federalist Society Student Chapter of Maine. Amanda is also a graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center, in New York City. There she received an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science. At Fordham, Amanda was the Captain of her Mock Trial team, and was the recipient of the Senior Leadership Award.

Amanda is admitted to practice before the United States District Court in Maine and all levels of Maine State courts. Amanda serves as Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association, Chair of the Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter of Maine, and Legal Advisor to the My Sister’s Keeper Advisory Board (an organization helping incarcerated women transition back into society). Amanda is also currently a member of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Maine Red Mass Committee.

Amanda teaches Advanced Trial Advocacy, which involves coaching the 3L Trial Team in preparation for the National Trial Competition.