Amy Levin Weil has been in private practice since 2008, after having served for 25 years as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia, United States Department of Justice. For 18 years, from 1990-2008, she served as Chief of the Appellate Division, supervising the appellate work of over 70 lawyers. From 1992-95, Ms. Weil served as Senior Litigation Counsel; from 1987-1993 she prosecuted a wide range of violent crime and drug cases in the General Crimes Section of the Criminal Division; and from 1983-1987 she represented the United States in civil litigation as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division.
Ms. Weil has argued and briefed hundreds of cases before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, five of which she argued before the full court sitting en banc. Valued for her experience, Ms. Weil was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL)at its Fall 2016 meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Membership in AAAL, which is limited to 500 members, is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest level of skill and integrity. Ms. Weil was appointed by the Attorney General of the United States to serve on the Department of Justice's Appellate Chiefs Working Group (ACWG), which advises the Attorney General on appellate matters and helps shape legal positions for the Department of Justice. Ms. Weil served on the ACWG from 2003-2008. In 1999, Ms. Weil received the highest honor awarded by the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, the Department of Justice Director's Award, in recognition of her appellate work. Since 2008, Ms. Weil has consistently been named a Georgia Super Lawyer in appellate law by Atlanta Magazine, and in 2016 was named to the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia.
Ms. Weil also has been an active member of the appellate bar. In 1998, she was appointed by the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to serve on the Eleventh Circuit Lawyers Advisory Committee (LAC), which advises the Court on proposed rules of practice. Ms. Weil served on the LAC for nine years, the last four years as Chair of the Committee. Ms. Weil served as Chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and was instrumental in establishing and organizing the Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute (ECAPI), a biennial appellate seminar sponsored by the Appellate Practice Sections of the Alabama, Florida and Georgia Bar Associations.
Ms. Weil also has been active in local bar and community activities. Since 2002, Ms. Weil has served on the Executive and Advisory Committees of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and served as the Chapter's President from 2006-2007. She served from 2005-2007 as a member of the Emory University Board of Governors, and from 2003-2008 served on the Emory University Law School Advisory Board (formerly the Law School Council), which advises the Dean of the Law School. She served from 1993-2001 as a member of the Executive Committee of the Emory Law Alumni Association (ELAA), and served as President of the ELAA from 2002-2003. Ms. Weil is active with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, and is a member of the Lawyer's Club of Atlanta, the Eleventh Circuit Historical Societyand the United States Supreme Court Historical Society.
Ms. Weil has authored several articles on appellate practice, criminal law and sentencing, and is a frequent speaker and television commentator.