Amanda Uhrhammer is a partner at Prentice|Long, PC. Ms. Uhrhammer’s practice includes municipal law, workplace investigations, civil litigation, labor and employment law, and business law. Ms. Uhrhammer represents and defends local municipalities regarding comprehensive California Public Records Act matters. Ms. Uhrhammer is County Counsel for Lassen County and assists on the County Counsel team for San Benito County.
Prior to joining Prentice|Long, PC, Ms. Uhrhammer was the Assistant County Counsel and then Interim HR Director of Nevada County. From 2011-2015, Ms. Uhrhammer was Senior Counsel at a firm in Sacramento, California, specializing primarily in representation of school districts in civil litigation matters. In 2010, Ms. Uhrhammer was an Associate at a Roseville, California firm specializing in legal malpractice defense. In 1997, Ms. Uhrhammer began employment at a Sacramento firm focused on the representation of public safety associations in matters of complex civil litigation, employment and labor law, departing as the Managing Partner in 2009.
Ms. Uhrhammer has considerable experience in advising municipalities, and public and private organizations on issues relating to employment, labor, workplace investigations, law enforcement, land use, eminent domain, public contracting, cannabis abatement, Public Records Act requests, Proposition 218, and the Brown Act. Ms. Uhrhammer’s expertise includes workplace investigations and employment matters. Ms. Uhrhammer also has experience in providing advice to planning commissions, water districts, and community services districts. Ms. Uhrhammer provides training to public and private entities on a wide variety of topics, including sexual harassment and discrimination, ethics, employment matters, Brown Act and legal updates.
For her private sector clients, Ms. Uhrhammer regularly provides advice regarding workplace investigations, wage and hour issues, employment practices, discrimination, Public Record Act requests, bullying and sexual harassment matters. In litigation, Ms. Uhrhammer has represented clients in the full range of issues, with particular emphasis on complex labor and employment matters. Ms. Uhrhammer remains actively involved with her clients from intake through the appellate process and has three published matters: Pitts v. City of Sacramento (2006) 138 Cal.App.4th 853; Coleman v. Standard Life Ins. Co., 288 F.Supp.2d 1116 (E.D.Cal. 2003); Guarino v. County of Siskiyou (2018) 21 Cal.App.5th 1170.
Education and Activities
Ms. Uhrhammer received her Bachelor of Arts degree University of California at Davis. She received her Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law in 1996.
Ms. Uhrhammer has received awards as Top Lawyer in Employment Benefits from Sacramento Magazine in 2015 and 2016.
Ms. Uhrhammer holds a certificate from the Training Institute of the Association of Workplace Investigators, and is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators, the California State Bar Association and the Shasta-Trinity Counties Bar Association.
- California State Bar (1998)
- United States Supreme Court
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Federal District Courts: Eastern, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California