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Amy Kapp

Amy Kapp is an attorney at Atchison, Barisone & Condotti, where she serves as a deputy city attorney for Cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola. She litigates municipal code enforcement issues and advises the Cities on compliance with federal, state and local law. She also chairs the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission for the County of Santa Cruz. 


She received her J.D. in 2002 from Stanford Law School, where she served as an editor on the Stanford Law Review. She then served as a law clerk for the Honorable Theodore McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, was a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and at Zuckerman Spaeder in Washington, DC. then served as an assistant federal public defender in the District of Arizona. 


She graduated summa cum laude from Penn State University in 1996, after which she received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in the Republic of Korea in 1996-97. She then received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan in 2000, where her focus was policy analysis and program evaluation.



Bar memberships:

State Bar of California

District of Columbia Bar 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Areas of Practice

Public Entity/Municipal Law 

Civil rights


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