Amanda Cottrell is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Dallas office.

Areas of Practice

Amanda's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigation and complex commercial litigation. She represents numerous companies in state and federal court and routinely defends energy and natural resource companies in commercial disputes, with a focus on property, contract and accounting issues. She also assists clients facing potential civil or criminal charges related to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust, fraud and export matters. Amanda manages and participates in multinational investigations with sensitive timelines and deliverables.

Amanda is an avid distance runner, earning two varsity letters in cross country and track at Vanderbilt University. Her mental tenacity and team spirit shine in her law practice, and she is adept at organizing multidisciplinary litigation and investigative teams in a highly efficient and effective manner.  

Amanda's family supports the Laundry Project, a non-profit organization that aids low-income neighborhoods by offering free laundry services to families.  



Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016-2019

Best Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine, 2019-2020

Best Lawyers in Dallas – Energy & Natural Resources, D Magazine, 2019

Dallas Bar Association WE LEAD Class of 2019


Media Mentions



Member, Dallas Chapter, Women in White Collar Defense Association

Member, Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section, State Bar of Texas

Member, Energy Section, Dallas Bar Association


J.D., Southern Methodist University, 2008, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2005, summa cum laude


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
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