Amanda Newman is an Attorney in Kelley Kronenberg’s Justice for Kids Division®, a national practice dedicated to providing legal services to abused, disabled, and catastrophically injured children harmed in foster care, shelters, residential treatment centers, group homes, and other child welfare settings, as well as all children harmed by the acts of others.
Before joining the firm, Amanda was a prosecutor in Miami and Jacksonville, Fl. In both circuits, her practice focused on the prosecution of severe cases of child physical and sexual abuse. Amanda was the first Assistant State Attorney in the Eleventh Circuit to admit Y-STR DNA evidence under Daubert Analysis at trial and overcome Confrontation Clause objections. After almost 9 years of prosecuting special victims crimes, she went on to practice criminal defense where she represented indigent, juvenile clients accused of various offenses. Amanda is incredibly comfortable in the courtroom as she has litigated over 100 trials in her legal career.
Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami, where she studied political science and was an active member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. Amanda earned her Juris Doctor Degree from New York Law School.
Outside of work, Amanda enjoys volunteering with the Malivai Washington Youth Foundation, spending time with her two children, and practicing yoga.