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Ama N. Appiah

Entertainment Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Ama

Learn Ama’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Entertainment
    Transactional entertainment, creative arts, and sports law.

    11 years

  2. Appeals
    Emphasis on Florida state civil, criminal, and family appeals.

    19 years

  3. Immigration
    Emphasis on green card applications and citizenship.

    16 years

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.

Contact Ama

Law Office of Ama N. Appiah, P.A.
721 1st Ave. N.
Ste. 202
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701-3603


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Thomas | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
The world would be a whole lot better place if more people were like Attorney Ama Appiah. Ama's work while representing my appeal aided me fully. I understood the harms that occurred to my development team and I, and the injustice that took place as well. If you are looking for an attorney that will be professional, thorough and timely, with an attentive care for your legal needs, you are in great hands with Attorney Ama Appiah!
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Posted by Camila | December 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Ama Appiah is a very professional Attorney. I am so glad she took care of my care I I would recommend her services for people wh
Ama Appiah is a very professional Attorney. I am so glad she took care of my care I I would recommend her services for people who really want to be safe and taken care of. She goes beyond, even when you have the most complicated case, which was my case, she solved it. I believe an Attorney needs to be able to combine technical knowledge with heart and Ama Appiah does it with perfectionism.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Ama N. Appiah, P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Special Assistant Public Defender
  • Tenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • 2005 - Present
  • Program Attorney
  • Statewide Florida Guardian ad Litem Program
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Maura J. Kiefer, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • law
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Swilley v State of Florida
  • Reversed and remanded for new trial
  • McFarlane v State of Florida
  • Reversed in part and granted in part
  • Hemingway v Hemingway
  • Affirmed.
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  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Fred G. Minnis Sr. Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Pinellas County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Gulf Coast Legal Services
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Florida Bar, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leaders in the Law
  • Pinellas Chapter of Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Pro Bono Service Award Honorable Mention
  • Sixth Judicial Circuit
  • 2017


Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Ama
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for always showing dedication to clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is an excellent attorney. Very reliable, dedicated and hard-working."
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Excellent attorney"
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked with Ms. Appiah for several years. She is a very dedicated diligent, ethical attorney. I highly recommend her as an attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ama Appiah has always exhibited good judgment and excellent character. She is an intellectual who has rapidly excelled in her career. When a client has a question outside of my specialty, I feel confident calling on Ms. Appiah for sound legal advice. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Appiah is a person of great skill and integrity. She is extremely conscientious. I highly recommend Ms. Appiah."
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