Amy Ganci

Amy Ganci brings over twenty years of significant trial experience to the firm, having represented clients in a full range of business, commercial, employment and tort litigation matters.

Ms. Ganci's practice includes representation of professionals in liability cases, handling commercial litigation and employment liability matters. Ms. Ganci handles matters in state and federal court, in administrative disciplinary proceedings and in administrative proceedings involving the United States Equestrian Federation and American Quarter Horse Associations.

In addition to her active business/tort litigation practice, Ms. Ganci frequently handles complex contested divorce and custody cases, and in 1997 tried the landmark custody case of In Re: S.M.B., Case No. 97-20051-158, involving standing issues of a non-biological parent.


Amy Ganci

   
Ms. Ganci has successfully handled professional liability cases, Title VII litigation, trade secret and non-competition cases, securities fraud cases, landlord/tenant litigation, and has represented lawyers in sanction proceedings and grievance matters. Ms. Ganci is a mediator certified in both general civil and family law mediation. She mediates cases from both the Dallas County and District Courts and mediates federal Title VII cases.

 

Equine Practice:

Amy Ganci's unique professional background and personal equestrian experience have led her to be one of few attorneys who regularly practice in the area of equine law.

Since the mid 1990s, Ms. Ganci has developed an active equine practice, representing breeders, owners and trainers of performance horses. Ms. Ganci's engagements in this area have included negotiating and drafting breeding contracts, stallion syndication agreements and joint venture/co-ownership agreements, as well as handling rules and other disputes with governing associations. Ms. Ganci has also litigated ownership and sales disputes involving sport horse and Quarter Horse operations.

 

Areas Of Practice:

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Lease Litigation
  • Employment Liability / Litigation
  • Equine Law
  • Family Law Matters (complex contested divorce and custody cases)
  • Mediation
  • Professional Liability
  • Tort Litigation

 

 


Amy Ganci Equine Practice



Amy Ganci - Equestrian Law

Mediation:

  • Mediator certified in both general civil and family law mediation
  • Mediates cases from both the Dallas County and District Courts
  • Mediates federal Title VII cases

 

Memberships and Affiliations::

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association (Animal Law Section)
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
  • The Dallas Bar Association 
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Rockwall Bar Association
   

Education:

Amy Ganci received her B.A. degree in 1984 from Hollins College in Virginia, and her J.D. degree in 1987 from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Bar Admissions:

Ms. Ganci was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1988, and she is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Appointments:

July 2011: Amy Ganci is elected to the Board of Directors for the Rockwall County Bar Association.

July 2004: Amy Ganci is appointed to the Park Board for the City of Heath, Texas.

   

Speeches and Seminars:

  • Ethics and Malpractice Speeches (many)
  • Extra-Territorial Application of U.S. Labor Laws (spoke to students, faculty and business people in Santiago, Chile at the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez.)
  • Ms. Ganci is a regular speaker on topics of legal ethics and state court practice in the Dallas - Ft. Worth metroplex.

 

Texas Bar Association

Landmark Cases:

In 1997, attorney Amy Ganci, tried the landmark custody case of In Re: S.M.B., Case No. 97-20051-158, involving standing issues of a non-biological parent and won the right for two women to have joint custody in a jury trial in District Court.

 

Avid Horsewoman

Equestrian Interests:

In addition to handling equine legal matters, Amy is an avid horsewoman, competing in dressage and jumping events. Amy is a recipient of a Bronze Medal from the United States Dressage Federation and in 2009 was a Dover National Merit Award recipient. Amy is currently hoping to compete her horse through the FEI levels in dressage.  Amy is a member of the Women’s Horse Industry Association, United States Equestrian Federation and United States Dressage Federation.


Other Interests:

• Sailing
• Snow Skiing
• Cooking

 

 

 
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