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We are proud to announce that Amanda Cook has been named a 2021 Woman of Influence in Law by the San Diego Business Journal.

Serving as the Firm’s Managing Attorney, Amanda represents individuals and businesses before the IRS, Franchise Tax Board, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, and the Employment Development Department.

During her time at Brotman Law, Amanda has enjoyed a decorated record of success across several client matters and has received numerous accolades from clients and her peers for stellar work and excellent client service. She has earned a reputation as a master tax tactician, a consummate professional, and one of San Diego’s brightest legal stars.

When not working on client matters, Amanda has also made it a point to mentor several of the Firm’s junior attorneys and staff.

Taking the time to explain and for them to grasp some of the most difficult and complicated tax issues, Amanda teaches with a patient hand and has fostered the development of a very strong team of female attorneys and tax professionals at the Firm.

For many, the state and federal tax system can be maddingly complex. However, having a tax representative like Ms. Cook to navigate you through the process and to protect you from the full force and might of the government can sometimes make all the difference.


Amanda Cook, Esq., CPA, Managing Attorney

“Amanda is a true leader, a model attorney, and a mentor for our attorneys and staff. I could not be more pleased by San Diego Business Journal’s decision to honor her and hope that the rest of the community soon learns what we have known for years: Amanda is our firm’s best kept secret, but perhaps it is not a secret anymore.”

– Firm Owner and CEO, Sam Brotman

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cook attended Michigan State University College of Law with a full scholarship, she earned her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 2011. Cook earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University on a partial scholarship, graduating with Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Political Science, both with honors.