Amanda Willox first graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Design degree (majoring in Fashion Design). She later graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts (in Psychology). She then returned to BC and completed law school at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC. After law school, Amanda completed her articles in criminal law at Pender Litigation.
Prior to graduating law school, Amanda spent one summer working at an Immigration firm in downtown Vancouver and another summer working with the UBC Law Innocence Project where she continued to work until graduation. This work involved investigating potential cases of wrongful convictions for murder and working towards having those cases overturned. She also worked on the constitutional challenge to solitary confinement in Canadian prisons.
Since being called to the Bar Amanda has represented clients in both the Provincial and Supreme courts in the Province. She has worked on violent files including sexual and domestic assaults, threats and assaults involving weapons and confinement; drug trafficking and drug possession files; and cases involving fraud and obstruction of justice among others. Amanda also practices prison law and travels to prisons in the lower mainland for disciplinary, parole and segregation review hearings.
She also has the benefit of the opportunity to work alongside senior lawyers on more serious files including murder and high level criminal organization files.
In 2019, Amanda joined Pender Litigation as an associate criminal defence lawyer. Her practice is based in the greater Vancouver area. Her practice has also extended to Vancouver Island.