Amanda is a devoted advocate who assists businesses with a variety of litigation-related matters.

Amanda Mills (formerly, Sicoli) is a Shareholder in Fredrikson’s Litigation department. She focuses her practice on criminal and civil regulatory matters and internal investigations, including matters involving allegations of white collar criminal violations, healthcare fraud, False Claims Act (FCA) violations, and other compliance infractions. In addition, Amanda works with her clients to navigate through a wide range of business disputes, including complex commercial litigation, real estate issues, and landlord-tenant related matters. She supports clients throughout all stages of their involvement in these matters and provides guidance to help her clients accomplish their goals as efficiently as possible. Amanda’s courtroom experience includes handling cases before the Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals, and federal and state district courts throughout the country.

Amanda is a dedicated volunteer and is consistently recognized as a North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association for her work on numerous pro bono cases. She also volunteers with the VLN Housing Court Project and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Edina Morningside Preschool. Amanda Co-Chairs the Digital Communications Committee of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Amanda previously served as a clerk for the Honorable Patrick J. Schiltz in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. In this role, she researched and drafted legal opinions, managed criminal and civil dockets, and assisted Judge Schiltz with in-court proceedings.




  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2015, summa cum laude
  • Knox College, B.A., 2011, cum laude


  • Minnesota, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2015
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota, 2018


  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Patrick J. Schiltz, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2017
  • Legal Extern, Honorable John R. Tunheim, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2014


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2023
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016-2020
  • CALI Award in Contracts, 2013

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, Member, Co-Chair of Communications, former Co-Chair of White Collar Crime Committee
  • Women in White Collar Defense, Member
  • William Mitchell Reentry Clinic, Student Attorney, 2014-2015
  • William Mitchell Law Review, Editor, Volume 41, 2015
  • The World Without Genocide, Book Editor, Domestic Violence Clinic Coordinator, 2012-2015


  • Edina Morningside Preschool Board of Directors, Member
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Housing Clinic Volunteer, 2015-present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Criminal Expungement Services Volunteer, 2015-present
  • Mitchell Mentors Program, Mentor, 2016-2017
  • St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital—ALSAC, Volunteer, 2012-2016

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Publications & Presentations

Co-Presenter, Ethics: Attorney Ethical Duties in Investigations, 2018 Health Law Institute, June 13, 2018

Co-Author, “Effective Witness Interviews,” Chapter in Minnesota CLE Manual Handling Internal Investigations: Best Practices for Investigating Alleged Fraud, Bribery, Regulatory Noncompliance, and Other Types of Corporate Wrongdoing, June 2017

Co-Author, “Trending Methods of International Service of Process: @elusivedefenant #youcanrunbutyoucan’thide #HaugeConvention, 31 No. 19 Westlaw Journal Computer and Internet 1, February 27, 2014

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