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Ama Appiah primarily represents those seeking representation in immigration,  appeals, and entertainment 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 in the Legal Department of the U.S. Small Business Administration Office - Disaster Assistance Office in Niagara Falls, NY. The Disaster Assistance Office provided federal grants and loans to those who suffered physical and/or economic damage to homes and/or 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 for a substantial time in the Albany County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Appeals Division. Ms. Appiah also interned for the Hon. Thomas J. McAvoy in the U.S. Northern District Court of New York, and in the Corporations Division of the New York State Department of State.


Upon moving to Florida in 2003, Ms. Appiah worked for a solo practitioner whose focus was criminal and civil litigation. Since 2005, Ms. Appiah has contracted with the Tenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office, as a Special Assistant Public Defender on felony criminal appellate cases. In 2005, Ms. Appiah also became a Program Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program. The Guardian ad Litem Program represents the best interest of children in cases alleging abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Ms. Appiah represented the Program in the juvenile dependency division of the circuit court, in cases resulting in reunification, adoption, or other alternatives. Ms. Appiah became an Appellate Senior Program Attorney for the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program. She represented the Guardian ad Litem Program in District Courts of Appeal throughout the state of Florida through 2009.


Ms. Appiah has participated in several pro bono activities throughout central Florida for those who are indigent and low income. She has participated in family law clinics for Florida Rural Legal Services in Polk county. She has participated in “Community Law Day” clinics and a “Citizenship Day” immigration law clinic Pinellas county. Additionally, Ms. Appiah has been trained in human trafficking representation from the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association in Orange county.


Ms. Appiah's private practice includes representation of clients in immigration, appellate, and entertainment matters.


Attorney Appiah is admitted in Florida state courts, and the U.S. Middle District Court of Florida.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 40%
    12 years
  2. Immigration: 30%
    9 years
  3. Entertainment: 30%
    4 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Ama N. Appiah, P.A.

721 1st Ave. N.
Ste. 202
St. Petersburg, FL, 33701-3603


FLMember in Good Standing200406/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Ama N. Appiah, P.A.2008 - Present
Special Assistant Public DefenderTenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office2005 - Present
Program AttorneyStatewide Florida Guardian ad Litem Program2005 - 2009
AssociateMaura J. Kiefer, P.A.2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gulf Coast Legal ServicesBoard Member2015 - Present
Creative ClayBoard Member2015 - Present
Florida Bar, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law SectionMember2013 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
A.L.G. vs. J.F.D.reversal and remand
J.M. v Dep't of Children & Family ServicesPetition quashed in part, and order quashed in part
[C. J. W.] v State Dep't of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Program, et al.Order quashed, cause remanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
Juris PublishersCultural Issues in Criminal Defense2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sunscreen Fim FestivalUnder the Gun: Should the Film Industry Limit Gun Violence in Movies2013
Florida Label FestRoundtable Discussion2013