Amanda Wilson Speier

Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

Amanda Wilson Speier is a partner in Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department who focuses her practice on the healthcare industry, particularly medical malpractice defense. With over 13 years of experience representing large Georgia health systems, Amanda has gained an intricate knowledge of hospital processes and hospital medicine. Her specialty is complex cases involving hospitals and multiple healthcare providers.

She represents all types of healthcare providers, including hospitals, nurses, physicians, physical therapists, mid-level providers, radiology technicians, and pharmacists.  Her representation of these clients also includes general liability, contract and billing disputes, and premises liability defense. Ms. Speier also advises medical providers in responding to complaints and investigations by the state licensing boards.

Ms. Speier also assists healthcare clients with risk management needs and day-to-day patient care questions. Prior to re-joining Taylor English in 2024, Ms. Speier served as Director of Risk Management for a large metro-Atlanta health system. Now, as outside counsel, Ms. Speier performs similar functions for healthcare provider clients, providing real-time advice on issues such as patient consent, documentation, and compliance with HIPAA and EMTALA. Ms. Speier also drafts hospital policies and files guardianship proceedings.

Ms. Speier has experience handling all aspects of civil litigation. From the moment a claim is anticipated, Ms. Speier advises clients on risk mitigation, preservation issues, and potential early settlement. She helps her clients evaluate defenses and assesses the factual and legal merits of the claimant’s allegations. She has extensive experience drafting pleadings and motions, managing written discovery and large document productions, taking and defending the depositions of parties, experts and other witnesses, and arguing motions of all kinds before the court. Ms. Speier has successfully resolved many cases on dispositive motion, but is experienced with preparing for trial and taking a case to jury verdict when necessary.

At the appellate level, Ms. Speier continues to advocate for her clients’ legal positions, often defending the trial court’s decision to dismiss or grant summary judgment in her client’s favor.

Recognitions

  • Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2020, 2021 & 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch in America for Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants in 2021-2023

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Torts & Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, JD, 2010
  • Tulane University, BA, cum laude, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Georgia State Courts
  • Georgia Superior Courts
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia