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Amanda Lea Colon

Family Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Amanda Colón

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Amanda

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law. I handle cases related to: Divorce (Contested and Uncontested), Paternity, Child Support, Time-sharing (Custody), Modification, Relocation, Alimony, Contempt and Enforcement, Step-parent Adoption, and Mediation. Trained in Collaborative Law.

    17 years

  2. Mediation
    Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.

  3. Uncontested divorce
    We offer several procedures for resolution of uncontested divorces, which may result in lower attorney's fees and costs.

  4. Adoption
    Step-parent Adoption, Domestication of International Adoptions, Relative Adoption

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Law Office of Amanda Colón, P.A. (10/06 – present) Trinity, FL Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law. AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating. Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. Qualified Parenting Coordinator in the Fifth, Sixth, and Thirteenth Circuits. Owner/operator of a sole-practitioner law firm handling Marital and Family Law matters at the Trial and Appellate level, trained practitioner in Collaborative Law. Pasco-Hernando Community College (01/08 – 05/09) New Port Richey, FL Adjunct Professor – instructed paralegal certificate students in Legal Issues in Information Technology and Family Law. Developed course syllabus, lesson plans, lectures, tests, and projects. Juvenile Arbitration – (01/07 – 12/08) New Port Richey, FL Hearing Master – Pasco County Juvenile Arbitration Program. Heard testimony and reviewed police reports regarding juveniles who have been diverted from delinquency court. Ordered sanctions for the offenses committed and conducted follow-up hearings at the halfway point of the programs. Attridge, Lucas, Green, Jefferis, Magee and Magazine (06/06 – 10/06) New Port Richey, FL Associate in mid-sized law firm handling Criminal and Family Law matters. Office of the Attorney General (05/04 – 05/06) Tampa, FL Senior Assistant Attorney General – assigned to the Criminal Appeals Division. Later selected to act as the reviewing attorney for State Appeals, to select, approve and oversee the filing of State Appeals from the Circuit Courts within the Second District Court of Appeal, and monitor their progress through the system. Drafted Appellate Briefs, Responses to Motions for Post-Conviction Relief and participated in Oral Arguments at the Second District Court of Appeal. Was selected to be a part of a limited number of attorneys who handled appeals and responses for Jimmy Ryce cases (Involuntary Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators). Office of the State Attorney – Sixth Circuit (01/03 – 05/04) New Port Richey, FL Felony Assistant State Attorney – Managed caseload in excess of 200 various felony cases at any given time. Participated in cases involving Murder, DUI Manslaughter, Capital Sexual Battery, Robbery, Burglary, Prison Releasee Reoffenders, Habitual and Habitual Violent Offenders. Assisted in the training of Misdemeanor Assistant State Attorneys. Developed a system of case preparation and office organization as a model to be adopted by newer attorneys. Office of the State Attorney – Sixth Circuit (05/01 – 01/03) New Port Richey and Clearwater, FL Misdemeanor Assistant State Attorney – Managed a County Court Division in its entirety. Ran all court calendars, argued all motions and trials and performed all reviews for reduction of charges for a caseload of over 800 cases at any given time. Assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit for seven months. Assisted in the training of all new attorneys in the unit, developed training packets and informational worksheets, created and shared efficient systems for each stage of the prosecution process. Assisted the Division Leader in making decisions regarding the reduction of charges, Division assignments and training systems. EDUCATION: University of Florida College of Law (08/98 – 05/01) Gainesville, FL Juris Doctorate with Honors Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy Received Honors in Legal Research and Writing Received grade of ‘A’ in Advanced Appellate Advocacy University of Florida (08/94 – 08/98) Gainesville, FL Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with Honors President’s List Dean’s List Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law Fraternity/Florida Academic Scholar MEMBERSHIPS, COMMITTEES, VOLUNTEERISM AND INTERESTS: West Pasco Bar Association – (08/08 – 06/14) New Port Richey, FL Immediate Past President, Former positions held: President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Director. Chair of Law Week 5k Committee which raised funds for Bay Area Legal Services, Inc. for multiple years. Chair of Law Week in 2013; Chair of Installation Banquet in 2012; member of Ethics and Evidence CLE Programs for the last 5 years. Lead the Board in overhauling the direction of the Association by bringing staffing solutions to the Association; transitioning current software and website to a more intuitive, cost effective product; operating in the black for the first time in at least 4 years; changing the location and format of the meetings to increase attendance; and starting the development of a strategic plan for the Association. These changes caused an increased interest in new officer positions, for the first time in at least 6 years. Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee Attorney Member; Sixth Circuit (02/14 – present) New Port Richey, FL Member. Investigate cases of local unlicensed practice of law, and report on the facts of the case to the committee members. Advise the committee as to any recommendations, and vote on potential dispositions. Grievance Committee Attorney Member; Sixth Circuit – (12/10 – 12/13) New Port Richey, FL Former Chair. Investigate complaints against attorneys submitted to the local committee. Recommend findings of probable cause, no probable cause, diversions, and letters of advice. Preside over meetings of the committee, and assign cases to members. PACE Center for Girls, Inc. – (04/13 – present) Hudson, FL Current Chair. Support the efforts of the Pasco PACE Center for Girls through fundraising, bringing increased notoriety to the PACE Program, attending networking functions to advocate for PACE, and general education of the public of PACE’s existence, and the miracles they perform in young girls’ lives. Guardian ad Litem – (01/08 – present) New Port Richey, FL Appointed by the Judges of West Pasco Family Division to investigate allegations between the parties in regard to their minor children. Drafted reports of interviews conducted, and gave recommendations to the Judges regarding the best interests of the children. Nearly all cases handled pro bono. Women Lawyers of Pasco – (01/07 – present) New Port Richey, FL Current Vice President. Founding member and officer of the Pasco County Chapter of FAWL (2014). The group provides a forum for the development of professional relationships among women of the legal community, promotes the professional image of women lawyers, and upholds the highest standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession. Sixth Circuit Professionalism Committee – (08/13 – present) Pasco and Pinellas Counties, FL Member and Contact Attorney. Appointed via the Chief Judge for the Sixth Circuit, to serve on the Committee and act as a Contact Attorney for the resolution of professional disputes, in accordance with the Florida Supreme Court’s Order In Re: Code for Resolving Professionalism Complaints. The Committee receives and resolves professionalism complaints informally, develops Continuing Legal Education on Professionalism, and issues an annual report to the Chair of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Florida Bar Family Law Section – (08/10 – present) Statewide Former Secretary for CLE Committee. Continuing member of the CLE Committee. Former Chair of Child Support/DOR CLE, and Former Chair of Special Issues in Timesharing CLE, regarding special needs of children and families. Past member of the Equitable Distribution Committee. Pinellas Chapter of Florida Association of Women Lawyers – (07/13 – present) Clearwater, FL Member, Judge Mattie Belle Davis Society. Rotary – (2014 – present) Trinity, FL Member of Rotary International, a world-wide service organization. Law Library Trustee – (08/08 – 06/11) New Port Richey, FL Trustee – selected to serve on a panel of three trustees, to develop and oversee annual budgets, make subscription selections, and hire law librarian. Canakaris Inn of Court – (10/12 – 05/14) Clearwater, FL Member of Inn of Court focused on the practice of Marital and Family Law. Clearwater Bar Association – (10/12 – 05/14) Clearwater, FL Member. Nominee for Queen Chasco – 2013, and 2014 New Port Richey, FL Received nomination for service award due to volunteer work done in and outside of the legal community. CrossFit Coach – (10/12 – present) Land O Lakes, FL Certified Level One Instructor for CrossFit En Fuego. Marathon Finisher – (2000-09) Completed multiple marathons and half-marathons, former fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society via Team in Training. TEACHING AND SEMINAR EXPERIENCE: Advanced Trial Advocacy – Assisted workshop leader in Family Law Section sponsored CLE, critiqued participants regarding their trial technique in a mock family law trial. Adjunct Professor – Taught Legal Issues in Information Technology, and Family Law for Pasco-Hernando State College’s Paralegal Program. Prosecution 101 – Instructed prosecutors on Appellate Procedure and trial level tips that help preserve the State’s case during the appellate process. Justice Teaching and Great American Teach-In – Volunteered time to teach children in public schools about the Bill of Rights and encourage critical thinking skills. Spoke to High School students regarding the dangers of drinking and driving, the penalties associated with a DUI arrest, the myths of DUI investigation, and abuse of prescription narcotics and other illegal substances.

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Posted by CP | July 21, 2014
Professional, and couldn't be happier.
Ms. Colon has handled all of my post dissolution matters in the most professional manner. There have been numerous occasions with my former spouse that could have easily escalated out of control. I credit Ms. Colon with keeping a handle on the situation, and keeping all the parties focused and on track. As a father, I never felt the courts considered my contributions to the family fairly, but with the help of Ms. Colon and her staff, I felt like I finally had an advocate on my side. I will continue to use Ms. Colon and her services, and I would highly recommend her. Thank you Amanda!
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Posted by craig | August 2, 2013
great lawyer
Amanda handled a child custody case for me involving a minor child of unwed parents. She is very well prepared and makes sure you are equally well prepared. She clearly has the best interests of the child in mind and I believe she truly cares about her clients. In my opinion she is an excellent family law attorney. I have recommended her to people in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Office of Amanda Colón, P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Pasco Hernando Community College
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Hearing Master
  • Juvenile Arbitration, Sixth Circuit
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Attridge, Lucas, Green, Jefferis, Magee and Magazine
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Senior Assistant Attorney General
  • Office of the Attorney General, Tampa
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney Sixth Circuit Of Florida
  • 2001 - 2004
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • 2001


  • West Pasco Bar Assocation
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pace Center for Girls, Pasco
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, CLE Committee
  • Former Secretary
  • 2012 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Sixth Circuit Grievance Committee
  • Chair
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Justice Teaching
  • Justice Teaching
  • 2008
  • Guest Speaker
  • Family Law
  • 2007
  • Great American Teach-In
  • DUI/Substance Abuse
  • 2002
  • Prosecution 101
  • Criminal Appellate Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (3)
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Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Ms. Colon in the past and always found her to be professional and competent."
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgeable, well skilled and an excellent advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Amanda as both a family law lawyer and mediator. She works hard to stay connected to the many changes in her field."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Colon is an extremely talented attorney. She has mastered acting as a zealous advocate for her clients while maintaining the utmost of ethical/professional standards."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been opposing counsel to Mrs. Colon and she is always prepared and knowledgeable about the law. I also utilize her as a mediator. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is wonderful, knowledgeable, has great character and I most definitely endorse her!"
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Colon for more than 5 years and have never been surprised by her level of preparation, practical approach to problem solving and professional demeanor. She is an excellent lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is an excellent litigator who practices law with professionalism and compassion."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is an extremely competent attorney who looks out for her clients' best interests at all times."
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Tampa Family Lawyer Amanda Lea Colon
Amanda Lea Colon
Family Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 22 years