Amanda Gordon



Amanda Gordon joined McCathern’s Houston office in 2017. Her practice primarily focuses on mediation, but she is known to handle a number of litigation cases as well.  Amanda has successfully mediated numerous family law cases including divorces and SAPCR, as well as other civil matters such as collections, construction defects, personal injury, breach of contract claims and real estate disputes. In mediation, Amanda is known for settling the cases that “no one thought would settle.”

Amanda’s experience as a mediator and litigator gives her a well-balanced approach to handling disputes. She is able to see the big picture, understand her client’s goals, and confidently navigate her client’s cases as cost-effective and efficiently as possible.

Amanda received her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, where she was inducted as member in the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Amanda obtained her Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law Houston. While in law school, Amanda earned a spot in the Phi Delta Phi National Honor Society and received Cali awards for having the highest grade in legal research and writing. Amanda also competed in global and national Alternative Dispute Resolution competitions for South Texas, ultimately earning the National Champion title in the Abrams Mediator Competition.

In 2017, 2018, and again in 2021, Amanda was recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Houstonia Magazine for her work in arbitration and mediation. Amanda is also a Court Appointed Child Advocate and has volunteered in that capacity for Harris County’s Child Advocates since 2017. Amanda also regularly serves as a volunteer mediator for the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog, and practicing yoga.

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Texas (TBD 24103737)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • State of Texas (Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation Sections)
  • Houston Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution Section)

Awards and Associations