Amalia Fenton

Attorney

Amalia Fenton has been practicing law for over 10 years and her diverse legal background serves her well in her civil law practice. At Davis Levin Livingston, she represents clients in cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, consumers’ rights, civil rights, commercial disputes and insurance bad faith matters. Ms. Fenton brings to every case a strong legal foundation and a deeply felt commitment to helping others.

Ms. Fenton was raised on the East Coast, just outside of Washington, D.C. Upon graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge Richard C. Wesley on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, after which she worked for several years at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. While at Covington, Ms. Fenton developed a robust civil practice representing corporate clients on a number of high-profile, complex white collar and regulatory matters.

In 2012, Ms. Fenton moved to Hawai‘i and clerked for U.S. District Court Judges Leslie E. Kobayashi and Alan C. Kay. Ms. Fenton then joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawai‘i as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Public Corruption and Fraud Section. In that role, Ms. Fenton represented the United States of America as a trial attorney prosecuting public corruption, fraud, civil rights crimes, and other felony offenses. Ms. Fenton has extensive experience as an oral and written advocate before the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai‘i, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Fenton joined Davis Levin Livingston in 2019, transitioning back from criminal to civil law.

Ms. Fenton is admitted to practice law in Maryland, Washington, D.C., the state and federal courts in Hawai‘i, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She participates in a number of professional activities, including serving as a board member of the Hawai‘i Federal Bar Association, co-chair of the Hawai‘i Federal Trial Academy, and serving a three-year term as a Lawyer Delegate to the Hawai‘i District Court Judicial Conference.

Education

  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 2004
  • University of Maryland School of Law, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland State Bar, 2009
  • Washington, D.C. Bar, 2010
  • Hawai‘i Bar, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawai‘i, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2016

Professional Honors and Associations

  • Lawyer Delegate, U.S. District Court, Hawaii District Judicial Conference, 2017-2019
  • Board Member, Federal Bar Association, Hawai‘i Chapter, 2018-present
  • Co-Chair, Hawai‘i Federal Trial Academy, 2018-present
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyer Of The Year 2018
  • Honolulu Magazine
  • The National Law Journal
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Preeminent
  • American Association for Justice
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer

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