Attorney and Owner

Amy has over 16 years of experience in civil litigation. She concentrates her practice on complex personal-injury defense, including product liability and toxic tort defense. Amy has served as national-coordinating counsel on selected litigation for a wide variety of businesses.

In state and federal courts across the country, Amy has successfully defended companies in matters involving products such as child restraints, automobiles, trucks, tires, auto-transport trailers, elevators, escalators, automatic doors, dock levelers, sirens, welding rods, saws, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer and industrial equipment. With respect to toxic and mass tort, Amy has victoriously defended large-scale nuisance actions involving large livestock operations and other industrial facilities. She has also handled numerous toxic-exposure actions involving such substances as lead ore concentrate, formaldehyde, and benzene.

Focusing on assisting corporate defendants involved in litigation in difficult state jurisdictions, she litigates in areas such as Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, and the City of St. Louis in Missouri. She also handles litigation in numerous jurisdictions, including Missouri, Illinois, Alabama, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Mississippi, Arizona, and California.

Amy regularly handles cases involving catastrophic injuries or death and has extensive experience in all aspects of damages defense, including medical and psychological issues, as well as life-care planning and vocational rehabilitation issues.

Additionally, Amy has a longstanding pro bono practice advocating on behalf of women and girls who have been victims of rape and abuse. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work on behalf of victims of rape and abuse, including Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly’s highest honor, Lawyer of the Year, as well as the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award.


Prior to starting Carpenter Moser, Amy was in private practice at three of the area’s largest law firms: Thompson Coburn LLP, Bryan Cave LLP, and Armstrong Teasdale LLP.


University of Missouri – Columbia
School of Law (J.D., 2000)(Order of the Coif)
Webster University (B.A., 1997)

Significant Accomplishments

American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year Award
Recipient, Zonta International’s Yellow Rose Award for advancement of the status of women
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Spirit of Justice Award
Webster University’s Loretto Award for social justice
One of three first recipients of Saint Louis University School of Law’s Public Interest Law
Group Excellence in Pro Bono Awards
AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Named a “Rising Star” by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers® (2012-2016)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation (2016)

Admitted to the Bar

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Activities

The Missouri Bar
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
St. Louis County Bar Association

Civic and Charitable Activities

Community Coalition for Clemency
Missouri Battered Women’s Clemency Coalition
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (Board Chair)
Connections to Success – Board of Directors (Board Member)