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Amanda Salcido

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lakeland, FL

4.4   27 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 12 years
    Arizona - AZ 21 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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Law Office of Amanda Salcido
625 Commerce Drive
Suite 205
Lakeland, FL, 33803

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4.4 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
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Posted by Ralph | December 17, 2021
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Best Ever
Amanda is the epitome of a professional, empathetic, energetic and caring attorney. She's not just a great attorney, she's an even better person .... Huge heart and soul.
Posted by Mark | September 9, 2020
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The Best of The Best!!!
I would be lying if I said anything negative about this fine lady and very best lawyer anyone could have to represent them! Amanda Salcido whom happens to be the wife of one of my close friends at church, was so dependable and helpful. She gave excellent advice, and even recommended things I did not think of! Talk about someone who knows what they are doing and the patience to get it done right! I'm so very happy and grateful that she was there, to help me through this challenging event of my life. I will not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of legal service. If I'm silly enough to need this type of help again... Amanda Salcido, you know whom I'm calling!!!
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Posted by Cindy | January 17, 2020
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Highly Recommend
“You are a wonderful attorney with feelings for your clients. I find this a terrific attribute in your profession that unfortunately seems to be very uncommon. You impressed me with your knowledge and your uncanny way of understanding the situation with limited explanation. Cheryl was also extremely sweet and kind when I had to call the office. You have definitely chosen well with her as your assistant. I will highly recommend you and your office staff to friends and neighbors who may be going through similar situations. Again, thank you for helping me through this terrible time.”
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Posted by Chelsey | February 27, 2019
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Divorce & Chid Custody
Amanda represented me for my divorce and custody case. First of all, she is a good person and that makes a huge difference. I truly mean that! Amanda really is a beautiful person-- all the way to her core. I really appreciate the honesty and integrity she showed me. Secondly, she is upfront, honest, and professional. She follows the law. She respects the court and the judges. She is by the books. She won't lie to you and tell you she can deliver unrealistic expectations. She isn't dishonest or a schmoozer. She is real and consciousness of your retainer fee. Lastly, and most importantly, she truly CARED about my case and my daughters well-being. There were numerous occasions where she responded to phone calls and emails, --even on the weekends and every time I communicated with her she was never inconvenienced by the question or concern. My trial did not go the way that I wanted it to go 100 %. With all of the evidence in the world, quality witnesses, and a great plan, the judge and the system are the deciding factors-- sometimes wrong and sometimes unfair. Attorneys aren't the judges, the system, or God. I can still say without a doubt that Amanda represented me with confidence, class, honesty, and integrity!
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Posted by Annmarie | June 8, 2017
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Amanda has been an amazing lawyer ! no matter what the case faced she took it on , with pride and dedication . she did an awesome job and I highly recommend her if you are looking for a dedicated , sincere , and outstanding lawyer ! 5 starts is not enough for this woman !
Posted by George | May 29, 2017
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Amazing Lawyer
I am truly grateful to have found Amanda and her team. I have been trying to establish a relationship with my son for years. Because my son and his mother often moved between states, it made it very difficult for me. Shortly after my son moved to Florida I contacted Amanda's office. I was greeted by Cheryl. Cheryl was very kind and professional. Shortly after, I spoke with Amanda and took a while to explain my situation to the best of my knowledge. Amanda was very understanding and really felt like she cared about my son and myself. She reassured me she can help. From that moment on I actually had hope. For a handful of months, I dealt with Cheryl directly, sometimes even late night and weekends. During these times, I had some pretty unexpected moments that really required help...Cheryl was right there, seriously. I never felt alone the entire time. I finally flew 1500 miles down to Florida and met Amanda and Cheryl. They were very polite, professional, made me feel real comfortable and Amanda fought real hard for me with such compassion. Amanda and Cheryl truly changed my entire families lives as we got to welcome him to his family up north and at the moment I can not express in words as to how much I owe Cheryl and Amanda for what they have done for us.
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Posted by Ed | May 19, 2017
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Made All The Difference
I was going through a rather bitter divorce and was practically screaming for help. I had never dealt with anything like that and the proceedings were out of state for me. Amanda was a constant calming influence and began working quickly on my behalf the moment I contacted her. She made what was possibly the worst time in my life a survivable event and was the reassurance I needed when I needed it most.
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Posted by Dave | November 11, 2015
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Amanda handled my divorce
Needless to say going through a divorce is a 10 on the scale of stress. OK here is a quick glimpse of my situation. My wife and I decided we wanted a divorce, and my wife filed for the divorce. The reality doesn't hit you until a guy shows up at your door with the papers. My goal was to keep the difference in my retirement and my wife's. It was about 40,000 . My plan was to use the money to refinance my home. My wife's name was on the mortgage, but both our names were on the title. (not an easy refinance situation) She was agreeable to this, because our house was under water since we bought in the boom. Her job was in another city, so moving worked for her. In the end we both managed to reach and agreement that we wanted. Dealing with the mortgage company was a whole other stress to get it done, but not for this review. My fear with attorneys, is that they would rather bleed their clients of their finances and almost encourage a fight between the couple. I have heard horror stories of divorces where this has happened. When I first met Amanda before I hired her, I had to go in and tell my story. I could feel myself choke up a bit, because the pain was new and it hurt. I looked up, and in her eyes I saw genuine compassion. I have always been able to read people, and I knew she was more than just a lawyer. She was a woman with a heart, and the person I wanted in my corner. Luckily my X wife and I are now good friends and the divorce worked out for the best for both of us. Had we had different attorneys that might not have been the case. I never had to go to trial with her, but trust me when I tell you this. She can be tough as nails if needed, and I did see that when we went through a couple scenarios in her office. If my Wife's attorney wanted to play hard ball, she would have kicked his tail lol. You do have to pay a non refundable retainer up front, but She is very honest on her billing. I think I found her through this referral website and I thank God every day that I did. I also have to mention her legal assistant Stephanie. She was there for me on many e-mails and frantic office visits . I couldn't have gotten through it all with out both of them working as a team.
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Posted by Tom | May 15, 2015
Fantastic Attorney!!
Amanda handled my divorce and was always a step ahead of where I needed to be, I was notified immediately of anything she needed, and she addressed all of my concerns and issues right away, so glad I called her to handle this difficult chapter of my life
Posted by nan7769 | December 9, 2014
Mrs. Salcido was excellent in court. I was absolutley amazed with her responses. She was very attentive. I would recommend. She is excellent.
Posted by Rob | May 31, 2014
Superior, knowledgeable representation
I sought for Ms. Salcido as my lawyer for legal assistance based on her history of being energetic, knowledgeable, and caring. Her performance exceeded my expectations. Upon her agreement for providing my legal representation, she gathered necessary information and letters were sent to recipients associated in my case immediately regarding responsibility of the opposing party and what must be presented in a timely manner to support their position. The information and requests in those letters were precise. All retort was met with firm, well-informed responses, and she updated me throughout my representation. Her ability to prepare a strong argument improved my position for not only retention, but also promotion. It was through Ms. Salcido’s work ethic and knowledge that I am again looking forward to a longer, bright future with my employer. I highly recommend, without any hesitation, Ms. Salcido.
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Posted by Nancy | May 28, 2014
Wonderful Divorce Attorney
Very impressed our first meeting. Puts you at ease immediately. You feel comfortable asking her anything and she always takes the time to answer you without making you feel like she's only got a few minutes. She is very knowledgable and explains the process from start to finish so you kow what to expect. She gets things done and you know, without a doubt she is looking out for your best interests. During the whole divorce proceedings including all the paperwork plus the mediation process I felt confident and comfortable and knew she had my back. She is very compassionate and empathetic person and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Brian | April 9, 2014
Great Lawyer
Amanda handled everything with my child custody case. She got all the paperwork completed in a quick manner. The case was completed in less than 6 months. Amanda has no issues with you contacting her at any time and is always in a pleasant mood when talking about your case. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Amanda.
Posted by Alicia | December 22, 2013
Relocation Case
I dealt with Amanda in a relocation case. I was really nervous, because I had just hired a lawyer before her to help me with an injunction case against my ex, and other things. That lawyer did not help me at all, I felt that he hindered me more than anything. So needless to say, I have had a share of lawyers in the past year and Amanda blew me away! The relocation was 2900 miles away from where we were located, so I was a bit nervous, being it would be so far away. She always responded back to my emails and texts, which is sometimes hard to find in a lawyer. She also always gave me her undivided attention, (I always made apts with her, instead of just dropping by as some), she didn’t rush me out of the room, she never told me she had only a few minutes, etc. She is a dedicated working bee, she let me know what to expect and told me to make some notes for myself to help, so that I wasn’t bouncing around on dates (I have had ongoing issues with my ex for four years, so you start forgetting what happened when), just as a backup in case I needed to give myself a reminder of dates. I found her in the beginning of November and we had our hearing on December 19th, 2013. So she definitely stays on track and I think that was a great timing, being that I told her as soon as possible because my husband was leaving for his new job on December 2, 2013. Before we went into the room for my ruling, she was there before I was, and let me know that my ex had made it, we sat in a different room from him, which made me feel a little more comfortable being that I had the injunction against him. More than anything, she didn’t give me false hope or, what could a have been a broken promise, before I left the first day from her office, she told me that we might not get the relocation granted, she said that I had a strong cases, and then she asked me what I would do if not(things that hadn’t crossed my mind, being that the first lawyer I had, just said oh, yea I will make sure you get to relocated, no doubt ), and told me to keep it in the back of my mind, because, all in all, the ruling depends on the judge. I found that her work is definitely worth the money! Also, in our case, instead of just being my lawyer, I felt like she is a good friend. She helped me with my case, warned me about possibly not being able to go, and thankfully, saw me through to the relocation. She gave me a big hug after the win! She is a very talented and an awesome human being. Thanks, Alicia Summerlot
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Posted by Norma | October 27, 2013
Amanda Salcido: Great Lawyer
Amanda was always very helpful and courteous. She answered all my questions and was very flexible. I will recommend her to anyone. She made the whole situation go smoothly and kept me at ease throughout the whole process. Thank you.
Posted by Marco | October 23, 2013
Excellent legal representation!!!
Ms. Salcido represented me during an injunction case. I had never been in any legal procedures and I was extremely nervous about injunction cases after hearing how men are presumed guilty in many of these cases. However, Amanda was able to put my mind at ease with her tireless effort. Ms. Salcido repesented to fullest of her ability. I won my case and I have no doubt that Amanda's reputation and abilities played an important role. She is knowledgable, diligent and persistent...three qualities that you absolutely want in an attorney. She also helped me with paperwork/filing for my paternity claim and gave me sound , clear legal advice. If I have any future legal matters, I plan to use Amanda without question!
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Posted by Deborah | September 11, 2013
Highly Recommend
I cannot say enough positive things about Amanda Salcido. She was recommended to me by a friend and I contacted her by email. I had a lot of questions concerning a pending divorce, and she was always quick to get back to me. Over the months leading up to the divorce being final, she was always available to answer my questions, and she gave the very best advice. Amanda is very personable and dependable, and my only complaint is that I don't have any issues for her to help me with at this time, but if I do in the future, she will be the one I contact.
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Posted by Pierre | June 18, 2013
My favorite lawyer
Mrs. Salcido is a best attorney she helped me a lot with my case,she answered all my questions and returned all my calls. I definitely highly recommend her and would definitely hire her again.
Posted by Heather | January 22, 2013
Beyond approach attorney
Mrs Salcido, has been the best attorney I have ever used. Her knowledge and understanding of the law helped me through a challenging divorce process. She was extremely patient with me and gave excellent advice. I would not hesitate to use her in any future legal matters.
Posted by Paul | January 19, 2013
Ms. Salcido gave me advice on my startup and help me with several contract agreements. I would highly recommend her and would use her again.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Amanda Salcido, PA
  • 2012 - Present
  • Judge Advocate General
  • United States Army
  • 2004 - Present
  • President
  • Law Offices of Amanda Salcido, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Maasen Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Pima County Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Medical Service Corps
  • United States Army
  • 1995 - 2004
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  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2002
  • University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Lakeland Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012


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Speaking Engagements

  • Pace Center for Girls
  • Getting Goals, Setting Success
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
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Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has great instincts and is an exceptional family law attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Amanda is very knowledgeable and passionate about family law issues and has a heart for service and her community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amanda is a super organized, highly competent and knowledgeable attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Amanda was goal focused and really helped to bring the issues of the case we worked together into perspective for both parties. I highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Always a professional."
Child support Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a top-notch DUI attorney to whom I've referred numerous clients. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had cases against Amanda Salcido when she was a prosecutor. She is very knowledgeable in criminal law and is a good trial attorney, having good jury appeal. I am glad that she is now on the defense side and would not hesitate to recommend her to a client. I do endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Amanda is a very skilled attorney who has always demonstrated a deep personal commitment to the interests of her clients. I fully endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Amanda Salcido is a highly experienced litigator whom will protect your right. As her opposing counsel in many cases, Ms. Salcido exhibited the highest levels of professionalism and a true mastery of the law. I would trust Ms. Salcido to handle any legal matter that I had."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda is a talented and dedicated professional whose passion for the law goes beyond the courtroom. She consistently goes the extra mile for her clients, and has proven time and again to be a formidable advocate of the law. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.This lawyer posts very concise and well thought out answers on Avvo. She seems to have a very high level of legal knowledge and expertise."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Amanda Salcido, Esq. She is an excellent lawyer who is incredibly sharp and well-versed in the laws and collateral issues that affect her clients, all of whom are very fortunate to have such a fine lawyer representing them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is an extremely competent and diligent attorney with significant criminal law experience. She truly cares about her clients and works hard to obtain the best results possible. I definitely endorse Amanda."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Amanda is a smart lawyer and a hard worker she will do a good job for you and listen to your needs. Anyone who has Amanda as his or her lawyer should count themselves lucky."
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