Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

M. Amadea Groseclose

Partner - Los Angeles


Bar Admissions: California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; United States Supreme Court

Practice Groups: Litigation, Employment, Appeals and Critical Motions; Product Liability, Toxic Tort / Mass Tort

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law, 2009, JD; Samford University, 2006, BA - magna cum laude


Amadea Groseclose is a partner in Foley & Mansfield's Los Angeles office, where she focuses her practice in business and corporate law and commercial litigation. Amadea counsels and defends companies and business owners in matters including breach of contract, business torts, statutory claims, employment matters and class actions. Her clientele include financial and credit lending institutions and various consumer services companies, as well as organizations embroiled in intellectual property disputes.

Amadea’ s background in international economics enables her to help businesses develop and implement plans for growth and sustainability in our increasingly borderless marketplace, from helping small businesses organize and operate profitably to counseling corporate clients regarding the many legal and financial aspects of cross-border transactions.

As an analyst for Grameen Bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh - the world's first and largest micro-finance institution - Amadea assisted in drafting laws that created access to capital for low income borrowers and assisted clients in creating and operating small businesses at a profit.

Amadea also served as a researcher at the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) in London, England, an internationally recognized think tank providing guidance to governments worldwide regarding international monetary policy. Amadea’ s IEA responsibilities included analyzing international economic and financial developments and assisting in the formulation of official opinions on those issues, in addition to routinely meeting with members of Parliament and the Economic Attaches of foreign nations to discuss development issues.

Prior to practice, Amadea served as a Law Clerk for the General Counsel for the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon, and for the Hon. R. David Proctor, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama.


June 3, 2019
Scully, Groseclose and Mularczyk Named to 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® List

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that three partners from the firm’s Los Angeles office have been named to the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists.


July 9, 2018
Double Victory for Clients in Los Angeles Superior Court

Foley & Mansfield scores a double victory in Department 15 of the Los Angeles Superior Court on June 27, 2018, winning summary judgment for two different clients on the same day before the newly installed Asbestos Judge Brian Currey.


June 29, 2017
Foley & Mansfield Los Angeles Team Scores Appellate Victory Defining California Law for Public Entities Sued for Asbestos Exposure

Foley & Mansfield’s Los Angeles defense team succeeded in obtaining writ relief for the City of Pasadena, resulting in a rare published opinion that helps define California law for public entities sued for asbestos exposure.



  • Southern California Rising Star® - 2015-2019
  • Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine - 2013-2014


Amadea is a coach for the Pepperdine School of Law Moot Court Team


  • ADA Does Not Protect the Cantankerous. View/Listen
    In Weaving v. City of Hillsboro, 12-35726, 2014 WL 3973411 (9th Cir. Aug. 15, 2014), a U.S. Court of Appeals addressed the plaintiff’s failure to “get along” with his co-workers was not protected by the ADA.
  • California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Should Know View/Listen
    All California employers – no matter the size – should examine their sick leave policies and ensure they are in compliance prior to July 1, 2015, when the accrual period starts.
  • Paving the Road to a More Free World: ADR as Sustainable Developments, A Look at Bangladesh (2009), 9 Pepp.Disp. L.J. Art. 2