Amanda C. Gayle, Esq., is currently Executive Agency Counsel at the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board where she prosecutes civilian reported allegations of police misconduct. Prior to her time at the CCRB, Amanda was a public defender at Queens Law Associates (“QLA”). While at QLA, Amanda worked with vulnerable clients, focusing her practice on representing youth clients in misdemeanors and felonies. Ms. Gayle’s passion for working with children has been long-standing. An Association of Black Women Attorneys’ Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarship recipient and graduate of New York Law School (“NYLS”), Amanda directed Street Law, a mentoring program that educates local middle and high school students about the value of their Fourth and Fifth Amendment Rights. While at NYLS, Amanda was also a Racial Justice Fellow where she conducted research and wrote about a range of issues including racial disparities in healthcare, education and the criminal justice system. Committed to pursuing racial and social justice for all, upon graduation, Amanda was awarded the Chief Justice Rose E. Bird Award for her motivation for pursuing public interest law.
In 2016, Amanda launched a motivational clothing line designed to encourage and inspire law students to achieve success on the Bar exam. The clothing line, Believe In You Tees, features the premier design, “I Will Pass the Bar”, an affirmation Amanda used herself to study her way to victory during her second time taking the Bar. Through the production of her line Amanda hopes to give all law students the confidence and motivation they’ll need to experience success.
An exceptional litigator, Amanda is impassioned by her desire to protect the rights of the accused, those who experience discrimination and have been mistreated by the ills of the criminal justice system. Amanda is a native New Yorker. During her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves yoga and the arts.
- Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Co-Chair, Civil Rights Committee
- New York City Bar, Civil Rights Committee, Police Reform Sub-Committee Member
- Brooklyn NAACP, Criminal Justice Committee
- Association of Black Women Attorneys, Member