Snell & Wilmer Attorney Amanda Weaver Elected to Executive Council for the State Bar of Arizona’s Appellate Practice Section


PHOENIX – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Associate Amanda Z. Weaver was elected to the Executive Council for the State Bar of Arizona’s Appellate Practice Section as a Member-at-Large. 

In conjunction with the State Bar of Arizona, the Appellate Practice Section works to promote appellate advocacy and to help foster a fair and efficient appeal process. The section monitors existing and proposed rules affecting Arizona’s appellate practice, sponsors and hosts CLE programs, conducts discussion groups, communicates information to the Bar and public concerning the appellate practice, supports the cultivation of candidates for the appellate bench, and works with the Board of Legal Specialization and State Bar of Arizona advisory commissions to develop guidelines for specialization as an appellate advocate. 

Weaver, along with the rest of the 2024 Executive Council slate, was elected during the Appellate Practice Section’s program at the 2024 State Bar of Arizona Convention on June 12th. 

Within her law practice, Weaver is a commercial litigator who focuses on complex appeals and other appellate-related litigation. She has been involved in appeals before the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Arizona Court of Appeals, and the Arizona Supreme Court. Weaver helps clients resolve commercial and contractual disputes, including constitutional claims and issues of statutory interpretation. Weaver also litigates issues surrounding the First Amendment, defamation, and anti-SLAPP statutes, and enjoys drawing from her academic and doctoral background relating to free speech issues. In addition to her J.D., Weaver holds an Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics as well as a M.A. in Russian and Slavic Studies, a B.A. in English, and B.A. in Russian. As a third-generation horsewoman, Weaver enjoys assisting clients with a variety of matters related to the equine, gaming and gambling, agricultural industries, and lending her personal experiences in addressing issues specific to equine law. 

About Snell & Wilmer
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 500 attorneys practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals, and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit