Amanda brings clarity and persuasion to even the most complex cases. She believes every case is a story that needs to be told well. Amanda is known for breaking down complicated legal, technical and factual information and turning it into a straightforward, winnable case.
Meet Amanda Baggett
Amanda is an expert in construction law, with extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases involving roadway design and construction defect issues. She is a frequent author, presenter and lecturer on topics relating to construction law. She also serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Her professional accomplishments have been widely recognized. In 2014, she received the Jacksonville Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” award. She has also been repeatedly recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as a “Legal Elite Up & Comer” and Florida Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star.” Amanda earned an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and she has been recognized for her board certification in construction law by Jacksonville Magazine as part of its annual feature on local attorneys.
In 2016, Amanda was appointed Vice Chair of The Florida Bar’s Construction Law Certification Committee following her initial appointment to the Committee in 2014. The Construction Law Certification Committee is responsible for evaluating candidates for board certification and preparing and grading the certification exam. Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation recognized by The Florida Bar based upon competency, experience and professionalism within an area of law. Amanda became Board Certified in Construction Law in 2012.
Locally, Amanda serves as Chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee. She also serves on the Fourth Judicial Circuit’s Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee and is a Board Member of the Early Learning Coalition of Duval.
Amanda was born in Hannibal, Missouri, but she grew up outside of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in advertising. From there she earned her law degree at Mercer University in 2003. 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 in 2015, Amanda was a partner at Rogers Towers, Jacksonville’s oldest and largest law firm.
Amanda is involved in a number of community programs and non-profit organizations, including the Early Learning Coalition of Duval and the Girls’ Leadership Council of the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center. Amanda and her family also support a number of charitable and philanthropic organizations, including the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Wounded Warrior Project, Wolfson Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Amanda and her husband, Matt, have three children, including a set of twins. As a family they enjoy traveling, watching football and exploring the area’s beaches and parks.