Amy Ficklin DeBrota

Admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana in 1993 and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 1999, Ms. DeBrota's practice is focused on Gender Law, including sex discrimination and sexual harassment in employment and education (Title VII and Title IX) and legal name and gender marker changes for transgender adults and children.

Education:

  • Indiana University (B.A., 1987) (J.D., cum laude, 1993)
  • Executive Articles Editor, Indiana Law Review, 1992-1993

Experience:

  • Private discrimination, wage law and general litigation  law practice as partner and associate
  • Deputy Prosecutor, Marion County, Indiana
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Linda Chezem, Indiana Court of Appeals

Author:

  • Numerous Continuing Legal Education materials
  • Contributing Editor, American Bar Association Model Jury Instructions and Equal Pay Act Cases

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating, the highest possible rating, based evaluations by other attorneys and judges
  • President's Award for Service to the Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Super Lawyer, Employment Litigation

Speaker:

  • Frequent speaker for Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 7th Circuit NELA (National Employment Lawyers Association), Indiana NELA Affiliate, Indianapolis Bar Association and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Speaking topics include Sexual Harassment, Gender Discrimination, Best Practices for Hiring and Firing, Same Sex Marriage, Family Medical Leave Act, Indiana and Federal Wage Statutes and Class Actions in Federal Court

Memberships:

  • Indiana State Bar Association (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, 2017 to present)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Indiana NELA Affiliate (President, 2005 and 2006)
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (Legislative Affairs Committee, 2004)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Small Firm/Solo Practitioner Ad Hoc Committee, 2002; Employment and Labor Law Executive Committee, 2004 to 2008; Bench Bar Conference Programming Committee, 2006)

Areas of Practice:

  • Gender Law, including sex discrimination and sexual harassment in employment and education (Title VII and Title IX) and legal name and gender marker changes for transgender adults and children
  • Mediation
  • Human Resources Consulting

 

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
— Mark Twain