Lawyer and Legal Journalist
Amaris Elliott-Engel is a lawyer who has written about courts and legal affairs for over a decade. She currently represents homeowners in mortgage foreclosure cases for Legal Assistance of Western New York. Previously, she was a contract staff attorney at the Media Law Resource Center, which she initially joined as the 2013-2014 Legal Fellow. She earned her law degree from the Temple University Beasley School of Law during the same time she worked for six years as a staff writer for the oldest legal newspaper in the country, ALM's The Legal Intelligencer. She also worked for three years as a police and courts reporter for The Citizen, a Lee Enterprises newspaper in upstate New York. Her work also has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Buffalo News, the Albany Times-Union, the Nation Magazine, the Washington Times, the National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, the Philadelphia City Paper, the Connecticut Post and others.