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5189931 | Government Grant Application

List Mitigation Consulting | Application Preview

  • General Information

    Business Registration Number: 5189931

    Location: Lorain, OH, United States

    Length of Operation: 1-5

    Number of Employees: 1-10 Employees

    Annual Gross Income: Less than $100k

    Annual Gross Expense: Less than $100k

    Open to Loans: YES

  • Funding Usage

    Funding is requested for business startup costs and professional and networking needs. Technology: computer system, printer, scanner, case management system, document management software, website creation, SEO optimization, accounting software, Business startup costs: professional organization membership fees, conference registration and travel, basic office supplies, marketing materials, advertising campaign, insurance, State vendor license, State LLC registration, business plan development, trademark Ongoing costs: professional fees, witness, client, trial travel expenses,

  • Business Plan

    I intend to develop networking relationships with the Ohio Public Defender's Office, Federal Public Defender's Office, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists, Ohio Bar Association Defense Commission, American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project, and Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Appointment of Counsel in Capital Cases. The best way to be selected for cases is to be known in the practice area. I need to be visible and present. Conducting CLEs at conferences, interacting with death penalty certified attorneys, and bar associations, on distribution lists provided by courts and bar associations. That only happens by frequent and constant networking. I believe that Mitigation work is a calling. It is an essential component to capital punishment litigation. A person is not only the worst possible thing they have ever done. It is essential for a jury to know the whole person, a holistic picture of the life that through that individual to the point of committing the most heinous crime. Through strategic litigation, mitigation, and policy reform, we strive to create a more humane and equitable society. This can be done one case at a time, and I am a leader in my field. I can accomplish this important work, with a financial investment in me.

  • Self Identified Competition

    In 2023, The Marshall Project ( estimated that there are approximately 1,000 Mitigation Specialists in the US, with the majority employed by state and federal public defender offices. The National Prison and Sentencing Consultants are my primary competitor. Amanda List is a seasoned OSBA Certified Paralegal with over ten years experience in litigation support roles, adept in legal research, case management, and trial preparation coupled with over eight years experience in early childhood education. Amanda's experience as a private nanny, preschool teacher, substitute teacher, and center administrator prepared her with the knowledge and ability to conduct analysis of an individual's educational, social, and psychological development and conduct extensive document review. Amanda excelled as a Paralegal in Major Trials at the Office of the Lorain County Prosecutor, ensuring meticulous document handling and supporting high-stakes criminal litigation, including several death penalty cases. Amanda seeks to leverage her extensive legal knowledge, document coordination, and project management proficiency to be an indispensable member of your defense team throughout all capital proceedings. Amanda possesses clinical and information-gathering skills and training that most lawyers simply do not have. She has the time and the ability to elicit sensitive, embarrassing, and sometimes humiliating evidence that your client or his/her family may have never disclosed. She has the clinical skills to recognize such things as congenital, mental, or neurological conditions, to understand how these conditions may have affected your client's development and behavior, and to identify the most appropriate experts to examine your client, or testify on his/her behalf. (Commentary on Guideline 4.1, page 959). Amanda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from Union Institute & University and a Master’s Degree focused in Paralegal Studies from The George Washington University. She has maintained her status as an Ohio State Bar Certified Paralegal for over ten years. Currently, Amanda is a doctoral student at the University of Memphis with a degree plan of Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Psychology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. At List Mitigation Consulting, LLC, Amanda's years of experience have taught her to always make the defense mitigation case her first priority. List Mitigation Consulting, LLC is ready to tackle the challenge of telling the client's holistic life story, including: family history, medical history, mental health challenges, educational and employment background, and any other element of the client's past that may convince the jury to return a sentence other than death.

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