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Ama Appiah

Ama Appiah

Law Office of Ama N. Appiah
  • Appeals & Appellate, Entertainment & Sports Law, Immigration Law
  • Florida, U.S. Middle District of Florida
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The Law Office of Ama N. Appiah currently represents those seeking assistance in immigration, civil or criminal appeals, and entertainment and arts law.
Ms. Appiah earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the State University of New York College at Buffalo, cum laude. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Appiah worked as a legal assistant and paralegal for the U.S. Small Business Administration - Disaster Assistance Office in Niagara Falls, NY. The Disaster Assistance Office provided federal loans and grants to those who suffered physical damage to their homes and physical and/or economic injury to their businesses as a result of a natural disaster. Attorney Appiah earned her law degree from Albany Law School in Albany, NY, in 2003. It was there that she gained extensive appellate experience. She interned with the Albany County District Attorney's Office Criminal Appeals Division, for the Hon. Thomas J. McAvoy in the U.S. Northern District Court of New York, as well as with the Corporations Division of the New York State Department of State.
After completing law school and moving to Florida, Ms. Appiah worked for a general practice firm from 2003 - 2004. Since 2005, Ms. Appiah has contracted with the 10th Judicial Public Defender's Office as a Special Assistant Public Defender on felony criminal appellate cases. From 2005 to 2009 she worked as a Program Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program and Statewide Program. The Guardian ad Litem Program represents the best interest of children in juvenile dependency cases involving abuse, abandonment and neglect.
Ms. Appiah is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, Clearwater Bar Association, Fred G. Minnis Bar Association, the Pinellas County Chapter of Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and on the board of the League of Women Voters St. Petersburg Area. She previously served on the boards of Creative Clay and Gulfcoast Legal Services.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation policy: First 30 minutes of an initial consultation are free. Thereafter, consultation fees apply. Scheduled appointments. https://squareup.com/appointments/book/ENTNXVEPMPT98
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Cash and checks also accepted.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
U.S. Middle District of Florida
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Ama N. Appiah
- Current
Full-time practice as of August 2008. Entertainment law, immigration, and civil and criminal appellate practice. Part-time practice until August 2009, in conjunction with full-time work for Guardian ad Litem Program. Prepared contract appellate briefs for the Public Defender's Office, and some immigration work.
Special Assistant Public Defender
Tenth Judicial Public Defender's Office
- Current
Contract appellate attorney.
Attorney
Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program
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Represented the Guardian ad Litem Program in juvenile dependency cases in the Sixth Circuit of Florida, and then in appellate cases throughout the state.
Law Clerk/Attorney
Maura J. Kiefer, P.A.
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Drafted civil and criminal pleadings, met with clients and their families, attended hearings, and researched.
Education
Albany Law School
J.D. | Law
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Awards
Leaders in the Law
Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
2017 Pro Bono Service Award - Honorable Mention
Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Professional Associations
St. Petersburg Bar Association
Member
- Current
Clearwater Bar Association
Member
- Current
Fred G. Minnis Bar Association
Member
- Current
Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Member
- Current
Gulfcoast Legal Services
Board Member
- Current
Tampa Bay Women Lawyers Networking Group
Member
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Sunscreen Film Festival
Spanish-Language Films Advisory Board Member
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Activities: Screened Spanish-language films to be featured in Sunscreen Film Festival
Gulfcoast Legal Services
Volunteer Attorney
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Activities: Volunteer legal assistance to greencard holders seeking to become U.S. citizens.
Publications
Articles & Publications
We, the Jury
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense, 4th Ed.
Juris
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Law Office of Ama N. Appiah
721 1st Ave. North, Ste. 202
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
USA
Telephone: (727) 471-3538
Fax: (727) 478-3058