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Amanda DeBerry Koehn

Amanda DeBerry Koehn is a Shareholder at the Boleman Law Firm and manages the Richmond office’s post-filing department. She focuses her practice on litigation and post-filing issues in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, including managing the motion for relief and objection dockets. Amanda primarily practices in the firm’s Richmond office, however, she covers dockets and litigates cases in the Richmond, Newport News, and Norfolk Bankruptcy Courts. She has litigated numerous matters, including the dischargeability of obligations arising from divorce, landlord-tenant, and business debts.

Amanda is licensed to practice in Texas and Virginia and is admitted to the Eastern District of Virginia District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts.  She grew up in south Texas, attending Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree, before moving to Virginia to attend William & Mary School of Law. Amanda lives in Richmond with her husband, Scott, and their two dogs.



  • Bachelor of Arts, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Juris Doctor, William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA

Professional Memberships and Offices

  • Richmond Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Section
      • Executive Committee 2017 – current
      • Secretary-Treasurer 2020-2021
    • Young Lawyers Section
      • Executive Committee 2013-2020
      • Chair 2018-2019
    • 2016 Bench-Bar Conference Co-Chair
    • Judiciary Committee 2019 – current
  • Virginia Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Section Executive Council member,  2019 – current
    • Liaison to the Bankruptcy Section, Young Lawyers Division 2016-2019
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association

Speaking Engagements and Authorships

  • “Best Practices and Ethical Considerations in Consumer & Commercial Bankruptcy“ – Richmond Bankruptcy Bar (2020)
  • “What Makes a Good Chapter 13 Debtor Attorney? – Ethics & Professionalism Issues” – NACTT Annual Seminar, San Diego, CA (Virtual) (2020)
  • “Litigating Contested Matters” – Richmond Bankruptcy Bar (2019)
  • “Chapter 13 Potpourri: Mortgage Issues, Structuring a Plan, and DSO Obligations” – TBBA Seminar, Norfolk, VA (2018)
  • “Litigating Contested Matters in Consumer Cases” – VSB Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, Fairfax, VA (2018)
  • “Getting a Discharge: Loan Modifications and other post-confirmation issues in Chapter 13” – VBA Bankruptcy Conference, Williamsburg, VA (2017)
  • “Married but Filing Single” – NACTT Annual Seminar, Seattle, WA (2017)
  • “In Jeopardy? What is Substantial and Unanticipated” – VSB Bankruptcy Law News (Summer 2017)
  • “Pro Bono Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics” – RBA Bankruptcy Section, Richmond, VA (2015)

Awards and Honors

  • Richmond Bar Association, Young Lawyer of the Year (2017)
  • Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyers (2019)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2019 and 2020)
  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch (2021)


Articles Authored by Amanda DeBerry Koehn


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