Amy H. Wooten

Litigation Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Email ahwooten@wardandsmith.com
919.277.9130 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Amy Wooten has a wealth of experience in a wide range of substantive areas. She litigates complex commercial litigation cases; construction disputes; community association matters, and disagreements arising in the HOA context; professional licensing defense; and employment litigation. She represents clients in a broad range of commercial matters, such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair and deceptive trade practices claims. 

Amy also has significant experience representing industry professionals and contractors in construction defect disputes in state and federal court and in arbitration proceedings.  In addition, Amy works closely with homeowners and community associations in both a litigation and advisory role. As employer's counsel, Amy has successfully litigated matters involving employment discrimination and retaliation, including securing a dismissal of an employment discrimination suit initiated by the EEOC and resolving an OSHA whistleblower suit initiated by the U.S. Department of Labor. Amy also has experience handling federal Housing and Urban Development claims and negotiating and litigating non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

Prior to joining the firm, Amy was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Samuel G. Wilson, United States District Court Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. She is licensed in both North and South Carolina.

Education

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2009; Order of the Coif, Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court, Wake Forest Law Review, Moot Court, Honor Council
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science and History, Wake Forest University, May 2006

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Connections Mentorship Program
  • North Carolina Bar Association, member
  • New Hope Baptist Church of Raleigh, Worship Leader
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar; Bench Bar Committee member; Professionalism Committee member
  • South Carolina Bar Association, member
  • Susie Sharp Inn of Court, member
  • Wake County Bar Association, member
  • Wake Forest University School of Law Rose Council, member

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2009
  • South Carolina, 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court – All districts in North and South Carolina
  • United States Supreme Court

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