Amanda Jonas Lorentson is a trial attorney and passionate advocate for women’s rights.
At McEldrew Purtell, Amanda represents victims of sexual abuse and harassment, catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, and corporate negligence.
Amanda’s upbringing—growing up in poverty, in an abusive and unstable home, without access to formal education for most of her childhood—has driven her to dedicate her legal career to giving a voice to victims, especially women and children.
Prior to joining McEldrew Purtell, Amanda earned a master’s degree in education from George Mason University and her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in English from the University of Buffalo. Amanda began her career teaching math, science, and English to elementary and middle school students of Washington DC and Philadelphia public schools. Amanda earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law during which time she also interned with the Defenders Association of Philadelphia.
Amanda began her legal career at Kline & Specter. At Kline & Specter, Amanda secured millions on behalf of her clients. Amanda also serves on the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Volunteer Attorney Panels, representing formerly pro se civil rights, employment, and social security plaintiffs. She coaches Penn Law’s trial advocacy team, is an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson University, and is an active member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice where she founded the Diverse Mentorship Initiative—a program that places diverse 1Ls from across the country in plaintiff’s firms in Pennsylvania for summer clerkships.
When not practicing law, Amanda—a Buffalo, NY native—is cheering on the Buffalo Bills or spending time with her husband and her rescue pup, Emmy.