Amanda focuses her litigation practice in the areas of transportation (automobile, marine, trucking liability), premises liability, negligent security, wrongful death, construction litigation, and product liability. Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Amanda worked in the Miami area and handled maritime and admiralty defense, as well as vessel and yacht purchase and sale transactions. Amanda is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Amanda has received much recognition over her legal career, including being named by Florida Trend Legal Elite as a “Best Up and Coming” attorney (2008), by Super Lawyers as a “Florida Rising Star” (2011, 2014—2017), and by the South Florida Legal Guide as a “Top Up & Comer” (2014—2017), and by Naples Illustrated as a 'Top Lawyer' (2019) for her work in admiralty and maritime law.
Amanda is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
During college, Amanda was an active member of Phi Alpha Delta, pre-law fraternity, and was a member of the Varsity Crew. She was awarded the Lynch Foreign Language Award and studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Amanda went on to law school at the University of Miami School of Law. During law school, she worked with the University of Miami Athletic Department as well as the Miami Dolphins Legal Department.
Professional and Civic Affiliations
Amanda is a volunteer with Teen Court of Lee County, Bonita Springs Little League, and Pinewoods Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization. She is also on the Stetson University Alumni Board as a district representative and an active member of the University of Miami Hurricane Club, Lee County Bar Association, and the Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association.