Amanda Saunders

Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P.

by Kathleen Klein

Amanda Saunders is DAYL’s One to Watch for June because each time she makes a commitment, she goes above and beyond expectations to ensure that everything is executed to perfection.

Amanda is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Baylor University School of Law. While at Baylor, she served as a Technical Editor for Baylor Law Review and participated in various moot court competitions.

She is now an Associate Attorney at Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, with a focus in trusts and estates. Amanda was inspired to enter the field of trusts and estates by her law school professor, and now, she serves as an advocate and guide for her clients in all types of estate planning and administration matters.

Since Amanda moved to Dallas after law school, she joined DAYL to meet new people and develop closer ties with the Dallas legal community. Immediately after joining, Amanda was identified as a future bar leader due to her warm nature, innate confidence, and clear organizational skills. Amanda was highly involved in the 2022 Leadership Class, which put together a very successful bingo event to raise money for ilooklikeLOVE.

Amanda is also a committee member of DWLA’s and DAYL’s Women’s Mentoring Circles (WMC) Program, demonstrating that she is always looking for new ways to positively impact her community. Within WMC, Amanda has planned several highly successful CLE events and always shares her positive energy and enthusiasm for WMC with everyone else on the committee. She clearly believes in the value of mentorship and encouraging the success of women in the legal community.

When DAYL selects a member each month, this recognition is not given lightly.  With over 2,000 members and only twelve months a year, the One to Watch spotlight features less than 1% of DAYL’s members.  Amanda’s positive attitude and willingness to jump in on new initiatives are the reasons she absolutely deserves the One to Watch Award for June. I have no doubt we will be seeing Amanda Saunders’ name more and more in DAYL and the Dallas legal community as a whole in the future. In fact, Amanda has already been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2024, Trust and Estates.

When she is not helping others or volunteering her time with DAYL, Amanda enjoys exploring Dallas, spending time outdoors, and cheering for the Texas Longhorns.