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Amanda Jonas Lorentson, a natural trial attorney, possesses a unique ability to forge meaningful connections with her clients, jurors, and judges alike. As a first-generation professional who emerged from a background of poverty and domestic violence, Amanda’s journey from educator to lawyer equips her with a distinctive perspective. Leveraging her personal and professional experiences, Amanda adeptly navigates the legal arena, successfully securing millions on behalf of her clients.

As an associate at VSCP Law, Amanda fervently champions the causes of those grappling with catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, civil rights violations, and institutional shortcomings leading to sexual abuse.

From the start of her legal career, Amanda has solely handled catastrophic injury cases for plaintiffs.   Prior to working at VSCP LAW,  she achieved several record-setting, multi-million dollar recoveries for victims of sexual abuse and medical malpractice. She also has never backed down from handling the most challenging of cases, including securing a seven-figure jury verdict in a zero-offer work injury case.

Hailing from Buffalo, New York, Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in English from the University of Buffalo before obtaining her master’s degree in education from George Mason University. Prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law, Amanda earned accolades working as an elementary and middle school teacher in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia public schools. At Penn Law, she distinguished herself as a Dean’s Scholar and an award-winning member of the trial advocacy program.

Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and before the federal courts of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Amanda has emerged as a leader in local and statewide trial organizations. Amanda is the Future Leaders Committee Chair for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Chair of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Section for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and serves on the board of governors for both organizations.

Amanda’s dedication to justice transcends the confines of the courtroom. In 2022, she founded the Diverse Mentoring Initiative, a statewide program that pairs first-year law students from diverse backgrounds with leading Plaintiff’s firms in the Commonwealth. The initiative boasts partnerships with trial lawyer organizations across Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA), the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (WPTLA), and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (NEPATLA). In 2023, Amanda was honored by PAJ with the Amber Racine Award. Created in 2022, the Amber Racine Award is given to a person or group who best exemplifies Amber’s practice of mentoring minorities to increase their opportunities, both inside and outside of the legal profession.

When not practicing law, Amanda enjoys cheering on her Buffalo Bills and traveling with her husband and rescue pup, Emmy.

Amanda Jonas Lorentson, Esq.

Amanda Jonas Lorentson
Will Fight For You
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You’ve suffered enough. It’s time for justice.

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