Amanda R. Jacobson, Esq.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Florida Bar
  • Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated 2012 to Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Family Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • U.S. Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Southern District of Florida
  • Barrister member of the Central Florida Family Law Inns of Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida Grievance Committee
  • U.S. Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Holocaust Memorial and Resource Center of Orlando Board Member
  • Chi Omega Sorority
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Big Brother Big Sister of Orlando
  • Former Orange County Police Academy Instructor (1997 – 2004)

Amanda R. Jacobson has been an attorney since 1996, practicing in the areas of criminal law and family law. After graduating from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, Ms. Jacobson attended the University of Miami School of Law, where she successfully competed in trial team events as a member of the Moot Court Board. While in law school, Ms. Jacobson interned at the Office of the State Attorney in Orange County, Florida, the office that she later joined as an attorney when she graduated in 1996. As an Assistant State Attorney, Ms. Jacobson spent the following three years prosecuting all criminal cases, from DUIs and traffic matters, misdemeanors, drug cases and juvenile matters to serious felonies and violent crime.

In 1999, Ms. Jacobson, along with her three partners, left the Office of the State Attorney to form the law offices of Jacobson, Chmelir & Ferwerda. Since that time, she has defended numerous criminal cases in the Central Florida area, focusing with her clients on personal attention and jury trial practice. In addition to her work in criminal state court cases, Ms. Jacobson also represents clients in federal court in the Middle District of Florida on all charges, including conspiracy, drug trafficking and tax evasion.

In 1999, the firm expanded its services to include a family law section, providing legal support to clients with domestic cases. Ms. Jacobson has represented many family law clients in matters ranging from divorce, child support and custody to adoptions and name changes. She litigates all types of cases, including simple uncontested dissolution of marriage, complex custody actions, and divorces involving business valuations.

Amanda R. Jacobson is a Certified Family Law Mediator who can assist you in resolving all family law matters prior to, during or after court proceedings. Mediation is an essential tool in negotiating a settlement that the clients can control once they have reached an agreement.

Testimonials From Clients

“I just want to give you thanks for everything you’ve done for me and helping me get this second chance at life cause I know most people don’t come out of the situation I was in as good as I did so thanks so much and I thank God every day for him putting you in my path.” – NF, March 2019

“Amanda came highly recommended by a top central Florida law firm who described her as a “shark”. She definitely lived up to the hype and tore the opposition apart. She knew what we wanted and got it done quickly. She has lightening fast response to emails. We would recommend her to anybody.”

“Amanda Jacobson is extremely well versed in the law and a power house in the courtroom. I always felt I had the biggest, baddest, smartest dog in the fight. It is very apparent that not only do the opposing attorneys respect (and maybe fear) her, but so do the judges. I wish I had found her years ago!  Highly, Highly recommend attorney Amanda Jacobson.”

“AWESOME is how I describe her! I am an attorney myself but needed a family law attorney to handle a custody case. Amanda was recommended by a friend who said she was aggressive, knowledgeable and compassionate. He was right on all counts. I was extremely stressed out over my case and from the moment I hired Amanda I started to relax. Knowing your attorney is always prepared and ready to fight for you is very comforting. She is diligent and she works hard to get you a fair result. She kept me informed and went over and above in communicating with me. I always felt like Amanda had my back. She is one heck of an attorney!”

“Things are so much better! He’s only two years behind on his share of the kids’ uncovered medical expenses; he’s caught up on CS- relatively speaking- only 3 months in arrears and most importantly he pretty much respects their wishes regarding visitation. And, through all this I found a wonderful friend in a FANTASTIC pit bull who masquerades as a divorce attorney. Amanda Jacobson Nappi — best family law attorney in the central Florida area. Seriously.”

“Looking for an attorney for a grueling divorce is stress enough. However, with Amanda, I had total trust and belief in her from day one. If you are looking for a Shark to be in your corner yet wholeheartedly so passionate about her clients and well being of the children, Amanda is the one for you. Highly educated and respected in her field, she is a powerful force in representing you. Her staff was amazing in follow up and not once did I worry. They were always available and diligently one step ahead. I received everything we sought for. This woman has the guts, heart and proven record of success for her clients. I’ve referred her 2 clients and will continue to do so faithfully. No one else comes close.”