Amy DeVan
Amy DeVan
 

Amy DeVan oversees operations for the national civil litigation boutique, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell. The firm’s 110 trial lawyers and litigators and 100+ staff serve sophisticated clients in high-stakes and complex disputes in trial and appellate courts nationwide.

A licensed attorney, Amy has spent a significant part of her career advancing ethics in the legal profession. Before joining WTO in 2016, Amy founded and managed Principle Legal Consulting, which proactively helped lawyers and law firms comply with ethical rules and regulatory requirements. Amy conducted law firm audits, helped implement compliance plans, and trained staff. She has served as Executive Director of the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission and as Assistant Regulation Counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel. 

Additionally, Amy is the former Chair of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee. She also spent more than eight years practicing in the field of immigration law. A frequent author and speaker, Amy has published numerous articles and regularly presents to local, state, and national organizations on matters of professional responsibility and legal ethics.

Other Experience

Principle Legal Consulting, LLC, Founder
Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, Executive Director
Colorado Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, Assistant Regulation Counsel
Allott Immigration Law Firm

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Bar Association
     Board of Governors
     Ethics Committee
          Chair, 2017-2018
          Vice Chair, 2016-2017
          Assistant Committee Secretary, 2007-2010
          Chair, Education subcommittee, 2010-2016
    Diversity and Inclusivity Steering Committee
           Pipeline Team, 2019-Present
The Colorado Lawyer, Advisory Board Member
Denver Bar Association
Arapahoe County Bar Association


Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
Other Experience

Principle Legal Consulting, LLC, Founder
Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, Executive Director
Colorado Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, Assistant Regulation Counsel
Allott Immigration Law Firm

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Bar Association
     Board of Governors
     Ethics Committee
          Chair, 2017-2018
          Vice Chair, 2016-2017
          Assistant Committee Secretary, 2007-2010
          Chair, Education subcommittee, 2010-2016
    Diversity and Inclusivity Steering Committee
           Pipeline Team, 2019-Present
The Colorado Lawyer, Advisory Board Member
Denver Bar Association
Arapahoe County Bar Association

Government Service

Law Clerk to the United States Department of Justice, Legacy Immigration & Naturalization Service, Washington D.C.

Intern to the United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Division

Articles/Presentations
Education
  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2001
  • University of Northern Colorado, B.A., 1997, History; Minor in Geography
Government Service

Law Clerk to the United States Department of Justice, Legacy Immigration & Naturalization Service, Washington D.C.

Intern to the United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Division

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado