Amelia Michele Joiner

Amelia Michele Joiner

Associate Professor of Legal Skills

B.A., University of Pittsburgh
J.D., Duquesne University School of Law

Trial Advocacy, Contracts

Professor Amelia Michele Joiner teaches in the areas of Trial Advocacy and Contracts. Prior to joining Stetson University College of Law in the fall of 2014, Professor Joiner taught courses in contracts, trial advocacy and advanced trial advocacy at Duquesne University School of Law. While at Duquesne, Professor Joiner served as the director of trial advocacy and as the head coach to Duquesne's national trial team.

Prior to teaching, Professor Joiner served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Before her service with the federal court system, Professor Joiner was a trial attorney at K&L Gates and Reed Smith LLP, where she practiced in the areas of employment discrimination and financial services litigation. During her tenure with Reed Smith, she was appointed as the firm's first "Lawyer on Loan" to the Neighborhood Legal Services Association, where she represented clients in the areas of family law, bankruptcy and general civil litigation matters. Professor Joiner also worked in conjunction with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to conduct legal triage and representation during Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Professor Joiner's scholarship focuses on issues related to employment discrimination and adversarial ethics.

Professor Joiner's professional activities have included service with the Third Circuit Lawyers Advisory Committee, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Girls Hope Board of Directors, and Manchester Youth Development Center Board of Directors. The New Pittsburgh Courier listed Professor Joiner among "50 Women of Excellence" in 2010, and she has also been named as "Woman of the Year" by the Women's Law Association.

Phone: 727-562-7621 | Email: | Office: DA-203 (Gulfport)