Amy I. Dunphy, Esq.
Senior Relationship Team
Amy Dunphy directs the delivery of client service at Chronicle Family Offices, including the planning and implementation of mindful giving and wealth transfer strategies, philanthropy, risk management, and facilitating communication among family members and other service providers.
Motivated by a desire to understand family dynamics and support positive human development, Amy earned her undergraduate degree in child cognitive development at Tufts University. Combining her formal education with a burgeoning passion for service and social change, Amy began her professional career at a prominent family foundation and family office in Massachusetts where she oversaw the development and implementation of research, grantmaking programs and large scale events geared toward promoting women’s engagement in the political process. With this foundation, Amy began her legal career, earning her law degree at the University of Southern California. Amy practiced law for several years in the Los Angeles office of a top-ranked global law firm and later a boutique law firm in Santa Barbara, where she counseled charitable organizations and advised individuals, families and companies on estate and legacy planning, business succession planning, and estate and trust administration.
Amy loves to problem-solve, to learn people’s stories, and to help in big ways or small. She is a passionate animal lover, cook and world-traveler, having lived in Cuba and Ecuador, and always is happiest when in the outdoors, whether hiking, camping, running, or spending time with her husband, Tony, and three rescue dogs. Amy also serves as Assistant Secretary of Lineage Trust Company, based in Reno, Nevada.