Amy Beckstead

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Austin, Texas

Beckstead Terry Ditto PLLC
Amy Beckstead
Beckstead Terry Ditto PLLC

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor

Licensed in Texas since: 2007

Education: The University of Kansas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

Beckstead Terry Ditto PLLC

9442 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Arboretum Plaza One, Suite 500
Austin, TX 78759 Phone: 512-827-3573 Email: Amy Beckstead Visit website


Amy assists employers in complying with the multitude of federal and state employment laws and is licensed in both Texas and California. She has guided employers through complicated employment matters, including reclassification of exempt employees to nonexempt positions, Department of Labor investigations and audits, and implementing reductions in force.  Amy also is a litigator, defending employers in wage and hour lawsuits, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and other employment-related lawsuits in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and federal and state agencies.   

First Admitted: 2001, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • I am the founder of MAMAs Austin, a 1000+ attorney networking group in Travis County for working mom attorneys.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presenter, Handling the Thorny World of Employee Leaves of Absence, San Antonio Human Resources Management Association Symposium, 2015
  • Presenter, Five Things You Must Know About the ADA, Handling Your First (Or Next) Employment Law Case, TexasBarCLE, 2014
  • Presenter, The Nuts & Bolts of Drafting Enforceable Severance & Proprietary Rights Agreements, myLawCLE webinar, 2014
  • Panelist, A Nuts & Bolts Legal Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015
  • Presenter, Protecting Company Resources: Non-Compete, Non-Solicit, and Confidentiality Agreements for Texas and Multi-State Employers, Association Of Corporate Counsel, Austin Chapter, 2013
  • Presenter at ACC Chapter Meeting, "The 2013 Employer: Employment Law Considerations in the Age of Social Media," Phoenix, Arizona, February 2013
  • Panelist, "Beyond Brinker: Guidance on Meal and Rest Breaks and Employment Class Actions," PLI Webinar, May 2012
  • Co-author, “Alternative Workers in a Global Workforce,” ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Newsletter, Fall 2013
  • Author, "Employing workers in the US," HR Director, September 2012
  • Contributing author to chapter in "Workplace Harassment Law," BNA, 2011 
  • Presenter, Handling the Thorny World of Employee Leaves of Absence, Austin Human Resources Management Association Annual Conference, 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, What Every Corporate Lawyer Needs to Know about Employment Contracts, University Of Texas School Of Law, 2014
Educational Background:
  • J.D., University of Kansas; graduated at top of class of 2001; Order of the Coif
  • While working at DLA's San Diego office, I twice received the California Bar Association's Wiley M. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services.  I also received the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program's Distinguished Service Award.
  • I received the TCWLA's first annual Advancement of Women's Interests Award on behalf of my work in establishing MAMAs Austin, a networking group for Austin working mother attorneys, in 2012.
  • I was a National Pro Bono Award Winner at DLA Piper on behalf of the work I undertook while at DLA for several of the firm's non-profit pro bono clients.

Office location for Amy Beckstead

9442 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Arboretum Plaza One, Suite 500
Austin, TX 78759


7 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

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