Amy Arseneaux Evenstad, Esq.
Amy Arseneaux Evenstad is a partner at McCune & Harber. Prior to joining the firm, Mrs. Evenstad represented businesses and defended employment discrimination claims, class actions, wage and hour claims, and other general liability matters. At McCune & Harber, Mrs. Evenstad focuses on defending personal injury matters on behalf of public entities and corporate clients. She has successfully negotiated dozens of settlements in personal injury matters, often obtaining more favorable results than expected. She has obtained dismissals of multiple cases through demurrers, settlement negotiations, and motions for summary judgment. Mrs. Evenstad has extensive experience litigating cases in federal court, including knowledge of Title IX and Section 1983 jurisprudence, and has hosted MCLE seminars explaining the unique differences between state and federal court litigation with strategies to be employed in both venues. She has litigated sexual abuse and special education claims, including those alleging violations of Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Mrs. Evenstad is experienced in constitutional issues and has prevailed on multiple anti-SLAPP motions involving First Amendment issues. She has opposed well-known members of the plaintiffs’ bar in jury trials involving wrongful death claims and catastrophic injuries. Through her experience and current practice at McCune & Harber, Mrs. Evenstad has developed a rapport with various members of the local legal community, which has helped facilitate favorable resolutions of difficult matters on behalf of her clients at all stages of litigation.
Illustrative Professional Experience
Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review, Research Editor
William C. Hobbs Trial Advocacy Program
Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution
Obtained verdict of over $6 million in favor of a public entity defendant and cross-complainant who successfully sought indemnity for a significant injury in an elevator.
Secured defense verdict for a school district after a jury found that the district was not liable for injuries to a third-party worker after a classroom collapsed.
Prevailed on motions for summary judgment filed on behalf of universities in lawsuits filed by students dismissed from university programs.
Negotiated a dismissal in exchange for a waiver of costs in a case alleging $28 million in damages for an infant burned by a hot cup of coffee.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a school district in a negligent supervision lawsuit arising out of an injury on the playground.
Negotiated a dismissal in favor of the school district after filing discovery motions against a plaintiff in a molestation lawsuit.
Obtained favorable rulings in Title IX cases with potential precedential value. See e.g. Doe 1 v. Manhattan Beach Unified School District, 2021 WL 3883910 (C.D. Cal., 2021); Lilly v. University of California-San Diego, 2022 WL 11337682 (S.D. Cal., 2022).
Prevailed on multiple motions for summary judgment in favor of premises liability defendants in both state and federal court. See e.g. Hernandez v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. CV193609PSGAGRX, 2020 WL 6821315 (C.D. Cal., July 29, 2020).
Member, State Bar of California, Litigation Section
Education and Admissions
University of New Orleans, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, cum laude (2011)
Loyola Law School, Juris Doctor (2015)
State Bar of California (2015)
United States District Court, Central District of California (2015)