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Amy A. Porray, Esq.

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Amy was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she graduated from Clark High School. Determined to help people with a career as a lawyer, Amy got a job as a runner in a law firm when she was 16 years old. She continued working full-time for that same law firm, later as a billing clerk and then a legal docketing secretary while obtaining her undergraduate degree. She graduated from UNLV in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy.

Amy attended the William S. Boyd School of Law, where she received a full-tuition academic scholarship for all three years. While at Boyd, Amy was selected for the Nevada Law Journal, serving as the Nevada Law Editor during her third year. She was chosen to be a student attorney in the Capital Defense Clinic for both semesters of her third year, where she represented an indigent person charged with capital murder. For her exceptional advocacy, she received the Outstanding Student Award. She received the CALI award for top student in her class in Property, Torts, Lawyering Process III (Appellate Advocacy), Immigration, Criminal Procedure I, and both semesters of the Capital Defense Clinic.

Amy graduated from Boyd in 2005, summa cum laude. Immediately following graduation, she was the senior law clerk for then Chief Justice Robert E. Rose (ret.) at the Nevada Supreme Court. In 2005, she was licensed to practice in Nevada, and in 2016, in the United States District Court.

Following her clerkship, Amy has had a long career in family law, appellate, and criminal defense. Amy began her career at the Clark County Public Defender’s Office, where she worked for nearly a decade. Over the many years, Amy has handled thousands of cases. Amy has also ventured into academia, having taught philosophy at the College of Southern Nevada, as well as returning to Boyd as an adjunct faculty member. Amy co-taught the Externship Program at Boyd during 2016.

Amy focuses her practice on complex family law matters, including highly contested divorce and custody cases, divorce involving high-value financial assets, guardianships, and prenuptial agreements. Amy also centers her practice on family, criminal, and civil appeals. She has many reported opinions and has argued before the Supreme Court of Nevada and the Court of Appeals.