Amanda is not only a personal injury attorney, she is also an expert in construction law. This unique background gives her specialized expertise in cases involving roadway design and construction issues. Prior to joining Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers, Amanda spent many years working as defense counsel for engineers and contractors in personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from car accidents on Florida roadways.
Amanda is a leading female attorney in Northeast Florida. In 2014, she received the Jacksonville Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” award. A longtime advocate of women’s rights and advancement, Amanda is a member of the Jacksonville Association of Women Lawyers and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers.
Amanda received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, an honor given to only 10% of all attorneys. She has been named to the Super Lawyers List every year since 2009, and repeatedly recognized for excellence in her profession by Florida Trend Magazine.
Amanda is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. Amanda also serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Locally, Amanda has served on various boards and committees, including the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee, the Fourth Judicial Circuit’s Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, the Early Learning Coalition of Duval, Jacksonville Country Day School and Deermeadows Preschool.
Amanda was born in Hannibal, Missouri, and grew up near Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in advertising. In 2003 she earned her law degree at Mercer University. During law school, Amanda also attended classes at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and the University of Notre Dame’s London Law Centre. Prior to joining Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers in 2015, Amanda was a partner at Rogers Towers, Jacksonville’s oldest and largest law firm.
Amanda and Matt have four children, including a set of twins. When not advocating for her clients, Amanda can be found planning her family’s next road trip. Amanda is also an avid runner and Peloton enthusiast.