Amy Breihan


Amy Breihan is a co-director with the Missouri office of the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center (RSMJC), a nonprofit civil rights law firm that fights for racial, gender, social, and economic justice through litigation on behalf of people involved in the carceral and criminal legal systems.

She has extensive trial, appellate, and mediation experience and has prioritized public interest work throughout her career. Since 2012, Breihan has been part of a team of advocates seeking second-chance sentences for Missouri youth sentenced to die behind bars.

She also provided direct representation to those clients and worked for changes in the law to end juvenile life-without-parole sentences.

A graduate of Grinnell College and Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, Breihan was a trial attorney with the law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner before she joined RSMJC.