735 Arlington Ave. N Suite 306, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
www.AcCumminsLaw.com | email@example.com
AC Cummins Law
If you tell the universe what you want, it will surely answer. Amanda told the universe at a young age that she wanted to devote her life to service. She is the middle child of a family of modest means. Growing up in Ocala, Florida, sports and animals were her biggest passions from a very early age. She spent several years competing as a swimmer for the Central Florida Marlins Swim Club which taught her perseverance, resiliency, and other invaluable life skills. Amanda also participated in Future Farmers of America (FFA) and trail broke horses for a local farmer. She attended a diverse middle and high school, developing lifelong friendships which she cherishes to this day.
Amanda graduated from Florida State University and law school at Florida A&M University College of Law – her proudest achievement. She worked with amazing professors who inspired her to roll up her sleeves and get to work on the ground level. After graduating law school, she spent several years in the Marine Corps as a civil law attorney, a legal assistance attorney, and a prosecutor. She advised commanders on legal issues, provided assistance to deploying servicemembers and their families, drafted wills and other estate planning documents, and handled family and consumer issues. She prosecuted numerous crimes, many of them involving special victims and computer crimes against children.
Her experience working with crime victims and seeing the impact on children and families is what landed her at John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg, Florida, as an instructor in Law and Peer Counseling. “Children growing up in a cycle of poverty and broken families face an almost insurmountable barrier to achieving long term prosperity and generational wealth. These kids deserve access to positive role models; educators who care about their personal growth, interpersonal relationship skills, and prepare them for life in the real world. My kids are the most intelligent, compassionate, and amazing people I know. Their talents extend far beyond the classroom. The amount of joy they bring to my life can’t be reduced to written words.”
Amanda owns her own boutique law firm, focusing on equity in access to high quality legal assistance. She has an LLM in Elder Law from Stetson and practices primarily in the areas of probate and estate planning, handling some disability and veteran’s issues. Providing evening and weekend appointments as well as affordable rates provides traditionally underrepresented communities access to high quality legal services at the time and rates that they desperately need to resolve legal issues in life and death planning. The best thing we can do for the future is to prepare for it, which is exactly what Amanda does with her students and her clients.