Biography

Amanda Stubblefield Burton is an experienced litigator who handles high-stakes matters in federal and state courts. She is experienced in all stages of litigation—from pre-dispute investigation and resolution, to pre-trial briefing and discovery, to appeals and settlements. Amanda primarily works on complex commercial disputes and class actions, and she has particular experience defending companies in class-action litigation involving financial-services and consumer-protection matters. She also has significant experience in complex contractual disputes and constitutional litigation.  

Prior to joining KMK, Amanda served as a law clerk to the Hon. David L. Bunning, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, where she managed one-third of the Court's civil and criminal dockets, supervised and trained incoming law clerks and interns, and represented Judge Bunning's Chambers on sub-committees and at conferences. Amanda also worked as a litigation associate at McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland PLLC in Lexington, Kentucky, where she gained a wide range of experience, assisting alcohol-beverage entities in regulatory matters before state agencies and representing clients in all aspects of civil litigation, including discovery, motion practice, oral arguments, trials, and appeals.

Amanda earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2014, where she graduated magna cum laude, and was elected into the Order of the Coif. She served as Notes Editor of the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, and was a member of the Women's Law Caucus. Amanda earned a B.A. in History, summa cum laude, from Eastern Kentucky University in 2011.

Representative Work

Represented multiple financial institutions in purported class actions against claims alleging the improper charging of overdraft fees, purported APSN fees, and NSF fees.

Defended large financial institution against class action claims related to the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program, resulting in voluntary dismissal of all claims

Represented multiple corporate defendants against class action claims relating to alleged violations of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other federal consumer statutes

Defended large media company against defamation claims, resulting in judgment for the defendant on all claims

Defended majority shareholder against breach of fiduciary duty claim seeking over $30 million, resulting in judgment for the defendant

Defended ERISA trustee against class action claims related to breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincy Next, Class 7

Federal Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, Appointed Delegate

Awards & Recognition

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2022-2024

PLEDGE (Promoting Lawyer Excellence & Driving Gender Equality) Award Recipient, John W. Peck Cincinnati-NKY Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, 2022

  • 2024 Best Lawyers Ones to Watch

News & Resources

Admissions

  • Ohio
    Kentucky
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Education

J.D., University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, 2014, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Notes Editor - Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law

B.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 2011, summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • Hon. David L. Bunning, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2015-2018
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