Amanda is an associate in our Jacksonville, Florida office. A skilled litigator, Amanda has eleven years’ plaintiff experience efficiently handling matters often involving personal injury and has tried numerous cases to verdict in courts across the state of Florida. Her practice includes defense of claims in trucking and transportation, construction defects, and insurance.  She is highly effective in bringing her unique plaintiff’s perspective to bear in defense of these claims.

Amanda is a zealous advocate for her clients’ interests both inside and outside the courtroom. She enjoys working closely with clients to ensure a complete understanding of their goals, whether that entails delivering strategies to minimize risk and avoid litigation or defending a matter in mediation or all the way to trial. Additionally, she values a working relationship with opposing counsel to resolve issues with civility and integrity.

 

Experience Highlights

(Every case is different and depends on its own unique facts. Results may vary.)

Set precedent in the Middle District of Florida regarding involuntary blood draws in DUI cases involving injury.

Successfully represented an accused client facing life in prison, found not guilty on all counts.

Landmark verdict against a public transit authority after a client was struck by a city bus.

Recovered a six-figure verdict on a case where the only offer made during pre-litigation was $500.00.

Successfully represented the victim of an apartment fire - settled mid-trial for six figures.

“In every legal challenge, I undertake a deep commitment to my clients, the law, and the Constitution. These values guide me, inspire me, and fuel my tireless pursuit of justice while upholding the integrity of our legal system in the courtroom and beyond.”

More About Amanda

Education & Admissions

Education
Florida Coastal School of Law – JD 2012
with high honors, Book Award in Business Associations

Florida State University – BA 2002
with honors

Clemson University – 1998-1990

 

Admissions
Florida 2012
US District Court – Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court

 

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Jacksonville Bar Association

Florida Bar Association

Claims, Litigation & Management Alliance (CLM)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Community

Belles & Beaus  of the River Society (nonprofit)
Founding Member, Board Member

Lupus Foundation of Florida
previous board member

Honors & Awards

Lawyer Legion
Professional Involvement Award 2023

Belles & Beaus of the River Society
Excellence in Dedicated Service Award

Associated Press Awards in Journalism
Best short hard news feature 2007
Best spot news video 2008