Amy Hensley focuses her practice on criminal defense and civil and commercial litigation. Amy is a seasoned attorney with experience defending adults and juveniles charged with felonies and misdemeanors, as well as experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death matters. Amy was named to the 2015 and 2016 Virginia Business Legal Elite in Criminal Law. She is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.
Amy is proficient in Spanish, and she employs her language skills to better serve Spanish-speaking clients in the Richmond area. Amy is actively involved in the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where she has provided pro bono services to clients with immigration law issues. She is also an active member of the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association, having served on the Board for several years. Amy is presently serving on the Board as the mentorship chair.
Amy earned her law degree from William & Mary School of Law in 2010. In law school, she served as a member of the Honor Council and was a member of the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review. Before law school, she worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Correspondent for Senator Jim Webb, and she was also a Research Assistant at The Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. Amy graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Economics and Political Science from Emory & Henry College, where she was vice president of the student government and a member of the varsity basketball team for four years.
Amy is a native of Rose Hill, Virginia where she grew up on a working farm. When not in the courtroom, Amy enjoys traveling, and she may be occasionally spotted shooting threes on the neighborhood courts in Carytown.