Amy E. Smith

Senior Associate


Amy E. Smith is a Senior Associate at Isler Dare, PC.  She litigates cases and advises employers on a range of labor and employment law matters, including those arising under Title VII, the ADA, the Equal Pay Act, the Service Contract Act, the FMLA, the FLSA, as well as state workplace laws and common law employment torts.  Amy regularly advises clients on traditional labor issues and handles collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, union representation campaigns, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.  Amy also provides advice and counsel to clients on all substantive employment law issues – including counseling and disciplining employees, employment policies, wage-hour issues, and employment, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements – and represents employers in connection with administrative charges and litigation.  Amy also regularly provides training to clients on traditional labor relations issues, workplace investigations, and compliance with the Service Contract Act, the FMLA, the ADA, and other employment laws.

Amy graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2010. After law school, Amy served as a law clerk to Georgia Superior Court Judge Tilman E. Self, III and the Honorable C. Ashley Royal of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.  Prior to joining the firm, Amy practiced both management and employee-side labor and employment law with firms in Savannah, Georgia and Tampa, Florida.  Amy is admitted to practice in Georgia, Florida, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Amy resides with her husband in Richmond, Virginia.  She is an active member of the Junior League of Richmond.


University of Georgia School of Law
J.D., 2010, Magna Cum Laude

Conference Editor, The Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
President, Labor & Employment Law Association
Secretary, Women’s Law Student Association
Legal Advocate, UGA Family Violence Clinic

Wesleyan College
B.A., summa cum laude, English and Piano Performance, 2006

Professional Memberships

Georgia (2010)
Florida (2012)
Virginia (2014)
District of Columbia (2014)

U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Virginia; Western District of Virginia; Northern District of Florida; Middle District of Florida; Middle District of Georgia; Southern District of Georgia; District of Columbia)

Bar Associations:
Virginia Bar Association
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
Richmond Bar Association


Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers – Employment Litigation – 2017 to Present

Recognized as a Rising Star in Virginia Super Lawyers in the category of Employment Litigation: Defense – 2016


Contributing Author: FMLA Mid-Winter Report, American Bar Association (2012-2017) (available at

Professional / Continuing Education Presentations

Virginia CLE: Social Media in the Workplace: Ten Rules Employment Lawyers Need to Know (Charlottesville, Virginia; August 2018)

Virginia CLE: Hanging a Shingle: Starting and Perfecting a Successful Law Practice (Fairfax, Virginia; July 2018)

Isler Dare Breakfast Briefing: Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations in the Age of #MeToo (Richmond, Virginia; May 2018)

Winchester Area SHRM Employment Law Update 2017: Ten Common Employment Law Pitfalls (And How to Avoid Them) (Winchester, Virginia; September 2017)

Isler Dare Breakfast Briefing: Anxiety to Zika: What Employers Need to Know to Comply with the FMLA & ADA on a Daily Basis (Richmond, Virginia; September 2017)

Isler Dare Breakfast Briefing: How to Effectively Manage Problem Employees (Richmond, Virginia; June 2017)

Isler Dare Breakfast Briefing: Pay Now or Pay Later: Ensuring Comprehensive Wage and Hour Compliance (Tysons Corner, VA; May 2015)

Community Activities

Junior League of Richmond

Dress for Success of Central Virginia
Vice President, Board of Directors