The City of Wilsonville announces the hiring of Amanda Guile-Hinman as the City’s new Assistant City Attorney, in the position previously held by Barbara Jacobson before she was promoted to the City Attorney position.
Amanda comes to Wilsonville from Bateman Seidel, a private law firm based in Portland, where she specialized in business litigation for the past seven years as an attorney and where she also served as a legal clerk for a year during law school. While at the firm she represented numerous clients on real estate and other business related cases. In practicing law, Amanda has also actively offered pro-bono legal services in partnership with Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s Domestic Violence Project, where she represented two dozen domestic violence clients.
As an active volunteer, Amanda is also a board member on the Portland Art Museum’s Northwest Arts Council and a board member of the Wilsonville-based nonprofit Mark and Monica Nyman Foundation that promotes education and leadership opportunities for youth.
Amanda is a member of the Oregon Bar Association, as well as a member of Federal Bar Association, Multnomah Bar Association, American Bar Association, Oregon Women Lawyers and Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.
Amanda studied and graduated with a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from the University of Denver after attending and earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Willamette University in Salem where she studied politics and history. Amanda grew up and attended high school in Keizer, where her parents still live after careers as educators.
City Attorney Barbara Jacobson states, “Amanda’s variety of legal experience, including construction and business litigation, real estate and general business law make her a great addition to our Wilsonville legal team”
Amanda explains, “Working for the City of Wilsonville is an excellent opportunity for me to help people, support the needs of the community and meet the day-to-day legal challenges of a fast-growing and developing community.”
In her free time Amanda likes spending time with her family and being outdoors with her husband where they enjoy hiking, running and kayaking.
Amanda Guile-Hinman, Assistant City Attorney, may be reached at 503-570-1561; guile @ci.wilsonville.or.us.