Education

  • B.S., University of Alabama, 2000, cum laude
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2003

Professional Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association

Admitted To Practice

  • All Alabama State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • All Tennessee State Courts

Amanda C. Hines

Shareholder

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Phone: 334-206-3232
Fax: 334-481-0841
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Mrs. Hines joined the firm in 2012 and attained shareholder status in 2019. Over her 20 years of practice, she has gained significant experience in many areas of the law, with her primary focus on labor and employment law, healthcare and medical liability, professional liability, and healthcare regulatory compliance. Mrs. Hines also has extensive appellate experience and has appeared in oral argument before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit).

Mrs. Hines received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Alabama (B.S., 2000, cum laude; J.D. 2003). Prior to joining Rushton Stakely, she practiced with the firms of Thompson, Garrett & Hines, LLP and Sirote & Permutt. She also worked as the Assistant District Attorney of Escambia County, Alabama and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Sharon Lovelace Blackburn.

PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS

Mrs. Hines defends physicians, nurses, long-term care facilities, medical practices and hospitals in complex medical malpractice lawsuits and before regulatory boards. She has successfully defended health care providers throughout Alabama by securing orders of dismissal or jury defense verdicts. Of significance, Mrs. Hines defended a pediatric cardiologist in a wrongful death case and obtained a defense verdict in Mobile County, a venue known to be dangerous for such cases.  The case involved a high degree of emotion and sympathy as it centered around the death of a three-month-old infant on Christmas Day. She also obtained a defense verdict for a hospital medicine physician in Birmingham, Alabama accused of the delayed diagnosis and treatment of a post-operative bleed that resulted in his patient’s death. Most recently, Mrs. Hines obtained two defense verdicts in Covington County for a male nurse wrongfully accused of sexually assaulting patients.

Mrs. Hines also litigates state and federal employment law claims for employers, including healthcare entities, beginning with EEOC investigations through trial. She has obtained summary judgments in favor of a hospital against federal claims of racial discrimination, disability discrimination and retaliation. Mrs. Hines also routinely advises employers of all sizes on general employment law matters that arise during normal day-to-day business operations and frequently prepares employment-related legal documents, including policy and procedure handbooks, employment contracts and separation agreements.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Mrs. Hines has been peer nominated for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice – Defendants2022, 2023 and 2024 editions. She was also selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers 2017 and 2018 as a Rising Star in the area Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Amanda and her husband, Jack, have two daughters, and they attend First United Methodist Church in Montgomery. Mrs. Hines passionately served as a board member and president of the board for Child Protect Child Advocacy Center and remains active in the organization. She has also served on the board and executive committee for Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.

Mrs. Hines joined the firm in 2012 and attained shareholder status in 2019. Over her 20 years of practice, she has gained significant experience in many areas of the law, with her primary focus on labor and employment law, healthcare and medical liability, professional liability, and healthcare regulatory compliance. Mrs. Hines also has extensive appellate experience and has appeared in oral argument before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit).

Mrs. Hines received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Alabama (B.S., 2000, cum laude; J.D. 2003). Prior to joining Rushton Stakely, she practiced with the firms of Thompson, Garrett & Hines, LLP and Sirote & Permutt. She also worked as the Assistant District Attorney of Escambia County, Alabama and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Sharon Lovelace Blackburn.

PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS

Mrs. Hines defends physicians, nurses, long-term care facilities, medical practices and hospitals in complex medical malpractice lawsuits and before regulatory boards. She has successfully defended health care providers throughout Alabama by securing orders of dismissal or jury defense verdicts. Of significance, Mrs. Hines defended a pediatric cardiologist in a wrongful death case and obtained a defense verdict in Mobile County, a venue known to be dangerous for such cases.  The case involved a high degree of emotion and sympathy as it centered around the death of a three-month-old infant on Christmas Day. She also obtained a defense verdict for a hospital medicine physician in Birmingham, Alabama accused of the delayed diagnosis and treatment of a post-operative bleed that resulted in his patient’s death. Most recently, Mrs. Hines obtained two defense verdicts in Covington County for a male nurse wrongfully accused of sexually assaulting patients.

Mrs. Hines also litigates state and federal employment law claims for employers, including healthcare entities, beginning with EEOC investigations through trial. She has obtained summary judgments in favor of a hospital against federal claims of racial discrimination, disability discrimination and retaliation. Mrs. Hines also routinely advises employers of all sizes on general employment law matters that arise during normal day-to-day business operations and frequently prepares employment-related legal documents, including policy and procedure handbooks, employment contracts and separation agreements.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Mrs. Hines has been peer nominated for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice – Defendants2022, 2023 and 2024 editions. She was also selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers 2017 and 2018 as a Rising Star in the area Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Amanda and her husband, Jack, have two daughters, and they attend First United Methodist Church in Montgomery. Mrs. Hines passionately served as a board member and president of the board for Child Protect Child Advocacy Center and remains active in the organization. She has also served on the board and executive committee for Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.

  • B.S., University of Alabama, 2000, cum laude
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2003
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • All Alabama State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • All Tennessee State Courts