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Amanda R. Jacobson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Winter Springs, FL

Jacobson Chmelir Ferwerda Attorneys at Law
351 E State Road 434, Suite A
Winter Springs, FL 32708
Phone: 407-327-8899
Fax: 407-327-3019
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Family law and criminal defense attorney Amanda R. Jacobson is a founding partner of the Jacobson, Chmelir & Ferwerda law firm in Winter Springs, Florida. She helps clients in and around the Orlando metro area with the following areas of the law:

Family law: Divorce, child support, child custody and visitation, paternity issues and domestic violence injunctions

Criminal law: Driving under the influence (DUI), assault and battery, drug trafficking, tax evasion, conspiracy, theft and federal criminal defense

Ms. Jacobson received her undergraduate degree in 1993 from Rollins College with double honors, majoring in English literature and foreign languages. She obtained her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1996 and was admitted to practice in Florida the same year. She is now also allowed to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. 

While in law school, Ms. Jacobson was an outstanding member of the Moot Court Board and a legal intern at the Office of the State Attorney in Orange County, Florida, where she later became the assistant state attorney. In 1999, she founded the Jacobson, Chmelir & Ferwerda law firm along with her colleagues from the Office of the State Attorney. 

Ms. Jacobson understands how emotionally challenging family law cases can be and strives to guide her clients each step of the way, helping them reach solutions that work in their best interests. Be it strategic negotiation skills in family law matters or aggressive litigation in criminal defense cases, she has the relevant experience to handle both. The legal community has recognized Ms. Jacobson for her vast potential and bestowed her with many honors.

Along with her “Superb” rating on Avvo, Ms. Jacobson has also received the Avvo Client’s Choice Award. She is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell, and she has been included on the 10 Best Female Attorneys by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys list. Moreover, she has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 list in criminal defense.               

An active member in the legal circle, Ms. Jacobson is a part of many associations such as the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar and the Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court. Her pro bono activities include being a former board member of the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida and serving as the co-president of the Jewish Academy of Orlando.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Amanda R. Jacobson

First Admitted: 1996, Florida

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Former Orange County Police Academy Legal Instructor (1997 – 2004)


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated 2012 to Present
  • Super Lawyers 2022
  • AVVO Client Choice Award 2016-present
  • AVVO 10.0 rating

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Mediator

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida, 1996
  • Chi Omega Sorority
  • Holocaust Memorial and Resource Center of Orlando Former Board Member
  • Former Member U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida Grievance Committee
  • Barrister member of the Central Florida Family Law Inns of Court
  • Former Member U.S. Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Middle District of Florida
  • Family Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member of the Florida Bar since 1996

Educational Background

  • Attended Rollins College, double honors major in English Literature and Foreign Languages.
  • Attended the University of Miami School of Law.
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Office Location for Amanda R. Jacobson

351 E State Road 434
Suite A
Winter Springs, FL 32708

Phone: 407-327-8899

Fax: 407-327-3019

Last Updated: 5/20/2022

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