Amanda E. Ferrelle

Amanda Eaton Ferrelle is a civil litigator with experience handling a wide variety of business, contractual and construction matters, employment litigation, and matters involving professional malpractice and product liability.  In addition to commercial litigation, Amanda has assisted in the closings of complex business transactions involving local and national companies.

Amanda is admitted to the Florida Bar and the State Bar of Georgia and is licensed to practice in federal and state courts throughout Florida and Georgia, including the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Middle Districts of Florida and the Southern District of Georgia.

Prior to joining The Team, Amanda served for two years (2004-2006) as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger, a District Court Judge for the Middle District of Florida.  Following her clerkship, Amanda was an associate with the Jacksonville litigation firm Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. from 2006 to 2012, practicing a broad range of complex commercial litigation.  Amanda also served as an Adjunct Professor at Florida Coastal School of Law in 2012, teaching a course on Remedies.

Amanda has received recognition as a Florida Rising Star and has been regularly featured in Super Lawyers (2010 – 2014).  Amanda has been an active member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association.  She was selected as an Associate with the Chester Bedell Inn of Court (2006-2007).

Amanda graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia School of Law where she was appointed to the Order of the Coif.  She served for two years as an Articles Editor of the Georgia Law Review and during her third year of law school, Amanda’s student note in the area of constitutional litigation was one of only three student notes selected for publication by the Georgia Law Review.  Amanda was also a member of the Georgia Moot Court Team, coming in Second Place in the national Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Court Competition.  Amanda served as the brief editor for her team and their brief won the award for Best Brief in the national competition.  During her third year of law school, Amanda was selected as a Pupil in the Lumpkin Inn of Court.

Amanda received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Spanish from Vanderbilt University.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was named Phi Beta Kappa.  While at Vanderbilt, Amanda studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.  In the community, Amanda volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Florida.  Amanda has been a Big Sister to high school senior Diamond Williams for more than eight years.  Amanda also regularly volunteers and participates in events for the Jacksonville Humane Society and other local animal-related charities.

When not practicing law, Amanda enjoys traveling, tennis, the beach, and enjoying time with her husband, Rice, their two children, Connor and Kennedy, and their chocolate lab, Mack.

 

Bar Admissions

Florida, 2004

  • Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Georgia, 2006

  • Georgia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia

Education

University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 2004, Juris Doctorate

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • The Georgia Law Review, Articles Editor, 2002-2004
  • Georgia Moot Court Team

Vanderbilt University, 2001, B.A., Communications, Spanish

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Vanderbilt In Spain

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