“I am passionate about obtaining justice for those injured by the careless actions of others.”
Amy Papuga is a Partner of The Law Firm for Truck Safety. She works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. Amy belongs to a select group of plaintiff’s attorneys with a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Only 6.8% of all Class “A” CDL drivers are women.
Moved by her client’s stories and losses, Amy strives for trucking industry policy changes aimed to eliminate catastrophic truck crashes. Amy enjoys developing the facts of every case, building powerful and compelling narratives that champion her clients’ stories.
Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License holder with endorsements to drive tankers, doubles, and triples
Invited faculty and graduate of the Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Member of the trial team that secured a $7.65M recovery for the family who lost their two young boys
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Member
Education Committee, American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation GroupConnect with Amy
Select Professional Associations and Memberships
American Association for Justice
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
American Association for Justice – Trucking Litigation Group, Member and Education Committee
American Bar Association
Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Lorain County Bar Association
Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio Association of Justice -Trucking Safety Section, Secretary (2023)
Ohio State Bar Association
Education & Bar Admissions
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
J.D., Cum Laude
University of Cincinnati
M.S., Criminal Justice, Online
University of Nevada Las Vegas
B.A., Criminal Justice
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Featured Speaking Engagements
“How Having a Class A Commercial Drivers License and Why Teaching CMV Drivers Matters as a Truck Lawyer,” American Association for Justice, 2023 Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA (July 2023)
“The Importance of Obtaining a CDL,” Oklahoma Association of Justice, Trucking Litigation Intensive, Oklahoma City, OK (September 2022)
“The Dean Team: Trial Verdict, Case Analysis, and Breakdown,” North Dakota Association for Justice, 2022 Annual Seminar, Trucking Breakout Group, Fargo, ND (May 2022)
“Overcoming Bad Evidence: How to Fight, Supplement and Overturn a Bad Crash Report, Review Evidence, Uncover Witnesses and Other Pertinent Information at the Scene,” Academy of Trial Accident Attorneys, Paralegal Program, Austin, TX (September 2019)
Invited faculty at the Great Lakes Truck Driving School (2020-Present)
Trucking and Industry Experience
One of the few female personal injury attorneys in the US with a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with endorsements to drive tankers, doubles, and triples
Graduate and instructor at the Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Prior to earning her law degree, Amy held a long, successful career in the legal space working as a file clerk, legal secretary, and paralegal. While attending school full-time to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice (University of Nevada Las Vegas and the University of Cincinnati) Amy worked full-time.
In 2013, she moved from Las Vegas, Nevada to northeast Ohio, where she worked full-time as a paralegal while attending law school part-time. This endeavor would not have been possible without the full support of her husband, Bob.
When she is not helping truck crash victims find justice, you can find Amy gardening, training her dogs, or enjoying a night out at a local speedway track.