Attorney Amanda Pirt MeyerAmanda Pirt Meyer

“Pirt” is an attorney with Haskins Short & Brindley LLC where she focuses her practice on Social Security disability law, guardianships, estate planning, probate law, elder law issues, and special needs trusts. She is also a Veterans Administration-certified attorney. Pirt has a background in health insurance and science, and began her legal career by practicing personal injury law.

She is a frequent professional and community presenter on issues in Social Security disability law and elder law, so look for her blonde (or sometimes pink or gray) head in a library, community hall, conference center, school, or Zoom conference near you!

The newly published State Bar of Wisconsin book, Mental Health Law in Wisconsin: A Guide for Legal and Healthcare Professionals, contains two portions authored by Pirt. One focuses on the legal duties and responsibilities of mental health professionals, and the other describes benefits available to those with mental health impairments.

Pirt is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives, Wisconsin chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (WiNAELA), the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Dane County Bar Association. She is Board President of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Dane County, WiNAELA’s Wisconsin Chapter Ambassador, and has served on the Dane County Bar Association Board.

Pirt was born in Milwaukee, but grew up in central North Carolina. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she was a Katherine Smith Reynolds Scholar. After working briefly in Durham, North Carolina, she returned to Wisconsin and earned her J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.