Ama Appiah

Ama Appiah

Law Office of Ama N. Appiah
  • Appeals & Appellate, Entertainment & Sports Law, Trademarks ...
  • Florida, U.S. Middle District of Florida
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The Law Office of Ama N. Appiah currently represents those seeking assistance in state appeals, trademark & copyright registration, and entertainment & creative arts 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 for the U.S. Small Business Admin. - Disaster Assistance Office in Niagara Falls, NY. The office provided federal loans and grants to those who suffered physical and/or economic damage to their homes and/or businesses as a result of natural disasters.

Attorney Appiah earned her law degree from Albany Law School in Albany, NY, in 2003. It was there that she gained extensive appellate experience through internships with the Albany County District Attorney's Office Criminal Appeals Division, the Hon. Thomas J. McAvoy in the U.S. Northern District Court of New York, as well as with the Corporations Division of the New York State Department of State.

After completing law school and moving to Florida, Ms. Appiah worked for a general practice firm. She then worked as a Program Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program and Statewide Program, representing the best interest of children in juvenile dependency cases. She has been a solo practitioner from 2008 - present. Ms. Appiah contracted with the 10th Judicial Public Defender's Office as a Special Assistant Public Defender on felony criminal appellate cases until 2021. In addition, she has filed several registration applications with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office and the U.S. Copyright Office on behalf of clients. She is admitted to practice in FL state courts and in the U.S. Middle District.

Ms. Appiah has been a member of local professional organizations such as the St. Petersburg Bar Assoc., Clearwater Bar Assoc., Fred G. Minnis Bar Assoc., and the Pinellas Cnty. Chptr. of Florida Assoc. of Women Lawyers.

Education
Albany Law School
J.D. | Law
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Ama N. Appiah
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Full-time practice in state civil, criminal and family appellate cases, trademark & copyright registrations, and creative arts & entertainment law.
Special Assistant Public Defender
Tenth Judicial Public Defender's Office
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Contracted with the 10th Judicial Public Defender's Office as Special Assistant Public Defender for felony appeals.
Attorney
Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program
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Represented the Guardian ad Litem Program in juvenile dependency cases in the Sixth Circuit of Florida, and then in appellate cases throughout the state.
Law Clerk/Attorney
Maura J. Kiefer, P.A.
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Drafted civil and criminal pleadings, met with clients and their families, attended hearings, and researched.
Publications
Articles & Publications
We, the Jury
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense, 4th Ed.
Juris
Awards
Leaders in the Law
Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
2017 Pro Bono Service Award - Honorable Mention
Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Professional Associations
Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Member
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St. Petersburg Bar Association
Member
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Clearwater Bar Association
Member
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Fred G. Minnis Bar Association
Member
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Gulfcoast Legal Services
Board Member
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Tampa Bay Women Lawyers Networking Group
Member
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Sunscreen Film Festival
Spanish-Language Films Advisory Board Member
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Activities: Screened Spanish-language films to be featured in Sunscreen Film Festival
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Gulfcoast Legal Services
Volunteer Attorney
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Activities: Volunteer legal assistance to greencard holders seeking to become U.S. citizens.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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U.S. Middle District of Florida
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Cash and checks are also accepted. No cases accepted on a contingency fee basis.
Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Trademarks
    Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Law Office of Ama N. Appiah
721 1st Ave. North, Ste. 202
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Telephone: (727) 471-3538
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Video consultations available by appointment.