Isler Dare, PC
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Amy E. Smith



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

Bar Admissions

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

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Amy E. Smith is a Partner at IslerDare PC. 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 litigates cases and advises clients on a range of labor and employment matters including those arising under Title VII, the ADA, the Equal Pay Act, the Service Contract Act, FMLA, and FLSA, as well as state workplace laws such as common law torts. Amy also litigates and provides advice and counseling on non-compete, non-solicit, confidentiality, and trade secret matters.  In addition, Amy drafts and reviews employee handbooks and policies, restrictive covenants, employment agreements, severance agreements, and settlement agreements.  Amy also regularly advises clients on traditional labor relations matters, including collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, representation campaigns, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

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.  Amy is admitted to practice in Georgia, Florida, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Amy resides with her husband and son in Richmond, Virginia.

Professional and Community Involvement

Board Member, Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
Richmond Bar Association
Junior League of Richmond
Board Member, Dress for Success of Central Virginia


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 (2012-2018) (available at

Professional / Continuing Education Presentations

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)

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