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Amy M. Decker

Of Counsel

Amy has extensive experience representing clients in risk management, claims handling, and throughout the litigation process.

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Amy M. Decker contact information

Phone: 316-631-3208
Fax: 316-630-8466

Email: adecker@hinklaw.com
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Ms. Amy Decker joined Hinkle Law Firm LLC in 2006 and again in 2022 as an Of Counsel Attorney. She has defended numerous personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death cases and has appeared in state and federal courts across the United States.

Amy has extensive experience representing manufacturers and distributors of a wide range of products, including consumer products, children’s products, and sporting goods. Her range of experience also includes employment law, contract disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, and advising clients regarding risk management and claims handling.

Before returning to Hinkle, Amy spent over a decade working as in-house counsel for a leading global consumer products company, where she gained invaluable knowledge on a wide-range of legal topics. She also spent two years working as a clerk for the Honorable J. Thomas Marten in the United States District Court, District of Kansas after graduating from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Presentations

  • Preparing the Company Witness for Deposition. ALFA International Global Legal Network  – November 2008.
  • The Art of Insurance and Indemnification in China. The Defense Research Institute  – February 2008.

Publications

  • The Necessity, Selection and Use of Independent Experts in Litigation. Financier Worldwide. May 2010.
  • New and Emerging Challenges of Manufacturers and Insurers in Evaluating Trial Versus Settlement. Financier Worldwide. February 2010.
  • Jury Instructions for Product Liability Claims and Defenses. The Product Liability Advisory Council. 2009.
  • Products Liability Compendium. ALFA International Global Legal Network. 2009.

Affiliations, Activities & Honors

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers
    – Product Liability Litigation (2011)

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1998
    – Kansas Law Review, articles editor
  • Wichita State University, B.A., Psychology with a minor in Administration of Justice, 1995
    – suma cum laude

Bar Admissions 

  • Kansas Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Supreme Court