Amy Kincaid Berry

Amy Kincaid Berry

Of Counsel

Words matter, but they really matter to Amy Berry. Leveraging a life-long love for the written word into expertise in insurance, Amy analyzes policies with a careful, critical eye to detail and helps corporate policyholders navigate insurance claims and disputes with their insurers. 

Amy’s insurance experience runs deep and wide. She spent nearly a decade representing one of the nation’s largest insurance brokers, developing mastery over both broker and privilege issues. She also represented Fortune 500 clients from a myriad of industries in environmental and other complex insurance coverage matters involving a broad spectrum of policy types. While practicing law in Los Angeles at a leading firm for the entertainment industry, Amy drafted and negotiated agreements for movies and music projects and handled general business and entertainment litigation.

At Amy Stewart Law, Amy draws on her wealth of experience to delve into the most complicated coverage matters and find solutions. Amy has carried her love for good stories and meaningful words into managing the library and running literary programs for Highland Park United Methodist Church, including the Rejebian Series, a 67-year tradition that features multiple top book reviewers each summer, and Authors LIVE!, which brings to Dallas bestselling authors on national book tours, drawing crowds from 500 to 1,000 for each event. 

*Licensed in California

Education

J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1988, with Honors

  • Winner of “Best Brief Award” in Dean’s Cup Moot Court Competition
  • First Runner-Up in Moot Court Oral Argument Competition

B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1985, magna cum laude

  • High Honors in Honors English Program
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Court Admissions

Licensed in California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court for the Central District of California

Representative Experience

  • Worked extensively on a litigation team for a defense contractor in an nvironmental coverage lawsuit and advanced mainstream jurisprudence protecting policyholder rights
  • Obtained California court ruling upholding position instructing insurance broker not to answer insurer’s deposition questions calling for expert witness testimony in absence of expert designation 
  • Represented State Bar of California in multi-day trial regarding admissions proceeding
  • Provided pro bono legal services in connection with Los Angeles, California, guardian ad litem program

Professional and Community Involvement

Amy provided legal services for the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles and also served as counsel for The Woody Herman Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting needy musicians. Amy has always been active in community efforts to benefit youth and children, from participating in a Strategic Planning Committee for the Glendale Unified School District in California to four years of co-chairing the Highland Park High School’s Literary Festival in Dallas, Texas. For nine years, she wrote curriculum for and led an all-ages summer weekend adventure program at La Canada United Methodist Church in California. 

Employment

For nine years, Amy practiced with the Los Angeles firm, Troop Steuber Pasich Reddick & Tobey, LLP (formerly known as Hill Wynne Troop & Meisinger). In 1994, she was named a Principal in that practice. Amy started her practice in 1988 with the Los Angeles office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP.