Amanda Tapscott Belliveau, Director    |    Amanda's VCard

P/F(804) 775-3865

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation

Advises employers and insurance carriers on the defense and resolution of workers’ compensation claims, including liens and subrogation, child support, and Medicare.



  • William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Bucknell University, B.A., 2004


  • Virginia, 2008
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Amanda serves as the Chair of the workers’ compensation practice group.  

Amanda represents employers and carriers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims, handling matters through all levels of the litigation process. Amanda regularly appears before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Amanda has extensive experience in defending injuries by accident and occupational disease claims. In addition to aggressively litigating contested claims, Amanda regularly facilitates settlements and participates in mediation when appropriate. Amanda provides her clients with strategies to effectively and efficiently manage existing claims, and she advises clients on methods to minimize the risk of workplace injuries.

Amanda has been recognized as a leader in her field by several publications and is often asked to speak on advanced topics in workers’ compensation. She has served as both the Chair and Vice Chair of the workers’ compensation section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court.

Reported Cases

  • Mallard v. Next Day Temps, Inc., No. 0321-21-4 (Va. Ct. App. Dec. 7, 2021)
  • Mizelle v. Holiday Ice, Inc., No. 1115-19-1 (Va. Ct. App. Mar. 10, 2020)
  • Bayne v. Horizon Behavioral Health, JCN VA00001339173 (Nov. 19, 2019)
  • Wells v. Automotive Serv. Garage, No. 1369-17-4 (Va. Ct. App. Feb. 20, 2018)
  • Kelley v. Monticello Area Cmty. Action Agency, No. 1083-16-3 (Va. Ct. App. Dec. 13, 2016)
  • Hileman v. Home Nursing Co., Inc., No. 2110-13-3 (Va. Ct. App. Mar. 11, 2014)


  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Leader in the Law, 2023
  • Best Lawyers®
    • ‘Lawyer of the Year’’, Workers’ Compensation - Employers, 2023
    • Best Lawyers®, Workers’ Compensation - Employers, 2021 - present
  • Super Lawyers®, Virginia
    • Super Lawyers®, Workers’ Compensation, 2023
    • Rising Stars®, Workers' Compensation, 2016-2021
  • Public Service Fellowship recipient, William & Mary School of Law
  • Editor, William and Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review

Professional and Community Involvement

  • VSB | Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
    • Executive Committee (2020 - present)
  • VADA | Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
    • Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section (2016-17)
    • Vice-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section (2015-16)


  • Author, The Evolution of the Termination-for-Cause Defense in Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claims, 28 J. of Civ.Litig. 375 (2016)
  • Author, "Willful Misconduct: Intentional Violation of the Rule vs. Intentional Act that Violated the Rule," Sterling Education Blog, July 2014