We are different from other firms. Edwards & Edwards, P.A. is a sister owned, and family operated law firm.
As Sisters at Law, we value family relationships and work together to produce strong, compassionate and professional services for you. Here are brief bios of our owners.
Amanda Edwards is a shareholder and one of the founding attorneys of Edwards & Edwards, PA. She practices in the areas of Criminal Defense, Injunctions for Protection, Animal Law, Landlord/Tenant, Foreclosure, Family Law and General Civil Litigation.
Ms. Edwards is admitted to the Florida Bar and U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She is also a member of The Criminal Law and Animal Law Sections of the Florida Bar, Member of Business Networking International, Jacksonville Bar Association, St. Johns County Bar Association, and Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice before enrolling and graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law.
Ms. Edwards made the decision to pursue her law degree after being selected as a juror in a case involving a week-long trial. She loved every second of the experience and at 19 years old decided an attorney is what she wanted to be. Ms. Edwards began her career working as an attorney for Legal Aid, then moved to a position as an associate in private firm before co-founding Edwards & Edwards, PA.
She lives in Jacksonville with her two rescue dogs. Ms. Edwards has a passion for helping both animals and humans, alike. She volunteers with animal rescue programs as well as with St. Johns County and Jacksonville Legal Aid offices. Ms. Edwards enjoys Gator Football, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.
Meghan Edwards is a shareholder and one of the founding attorneys of Edwards & Edwards, PA. She practices in the areas of Landlord/Tenant, Real Estate Closings, and Quiet Titles. She has worked extensively in matters involving commercial and residential real estate closings, completion of quiet title actions after a foreclosure or tax deed sale, and commercial and residential distress for rent/eviction actions.
Mrs. Edwards is admitted to the Florida Bar and Middle District of Florida. She is also Vice-President of the Jacksonville Area Real Estate Council (JAREC), member of The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Vice-President of Business Networking International, Jacksonville Bar Association, St. Johns County Bar Association, and Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association. She graduated from the University of Florida before enrolling and graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law, where she was a member of Moot Court.
She lives in Jacksonville Beach with her husband and two dogs. An avid animal lover, Mrs. Edwards enjoys running, biking through Jacksonville Beach, and spending time with family and friends
The newest member at Edwards & Edwards, P.A. Although Felecia is new to us, she has been practicing law for more than ten (10) years and brings a wealth of real-world experience to provide you with quality legal services with a personal touch. Felecia is here for you whether you need assistance with your divorce, paternity, child support, alimony or child custody matters, or help with bankruptcy, foreclosure defense or stopping creditor harassment.
At an early age, Felecia was enthralled by the law after watching hundreds of Perry Mason and Matlock reruns. She knew then that she wanted to be an attorney, but coming from a working-class family had no idea no real understanding of how to accomplish her goals. She knew she wanted to work in the legal field and at the age of 19 obtained a position as the receptionist for a small law firm near her hometown, Lake Placid, Florida. She eventually worked her way up to Head Litigation Paralegal while obtaining her Bachelor Degree from Warner Southern University. Felecia likes to say she cut her legal teeth in a law firm and is thankful for the rare opportunity to learn the law from the ground up.
In 2002, Felecia made the decision to pursue her law degree and is a proud alumnus of Florida Coastal School of Law. She’s never regretted the decision to do so.
Felecia now resides in the beautiful City of St. Augustine, Florida with her three (3) children and spends as much time as possible in the mountains, on the water and traveling. Felecia is a classically trained pianist and loves live music and Broadway shows. Felecia also believes it is important to give something back to the community. She volunteers her time as a Guardian Ad Litem for children in need and volunteers her time at St. Johns Legal Aid and to women who are victims of domestic violence.
J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law
B.A., Organizational Management, Warner Southern University
COURTS & BAR ADMISSIONS
Member, The Florida Bar Association
Member, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Member, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ASSOC.
Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
Member, National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
Member, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
Member, Jacksonville Bar Association
Member, St. Johns County Bar Association
Member, Volusia County Bar Association
Member, Jacksonville Women Lawyer’s Association
Volunteer, St. Johns County Guardian ad Litem Program
St. Johns County Legal Aid Pro Bono Award – 2011, 2015, 2016
St. Johns County Legal Aid Pro Bono Honor Roll – 2009 to 2016
Fourth Circuit Pro Bono Committee Award – 2016
Carleen Ashby Leffler brings a strong background in Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning and Business Transactional Law to Edwards & Edwards, PA. She has practiced solely in these areas over the last few years, allowing herself to gain an in depth understanding of these complex areas.
Mrs. Leffler is admitted to the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. She is a member of the Northeast Florida Estate Planning Council. Mrs. Leffler graduated from Webber International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management before enrolling and graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law. While enrolled at Florida Coastal School of Law, she enrolled in their joint degree program with Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.
She lives in Jacksonville with her husband and their four dogs. A fifth generation native Floridian, Mrs. Leffler enjoys spending time on the water, running, and being surrounded by animals.
Alexandria Vitito is our legal assistant. Originally introduced to the law in high school during a Law Studies class, Alex became interested with the legal process after participating in her first mock trial. She continued on to attend Pensacola State College and the University of Central Florida to obtain her Associate’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
An animal lover, Alex lives with her two dogs, Andi and Ritalin, and her pet rat, Antigone. She frequently visits the dog park and hikes with her two dogs. Being from the Gulf Coast, she is a beach lover and enjoys stargazing along the coast at night.
After graduating high school, Kat went on to college at Florida State College at Jacksonville and graduated with a Bachelors in Public Safety Management. While attending school Kat continued to work in the Homicide/Major Crimes department at the State Attorney’s Office. After working at the State for several years, she went on to work at Personal Injury, Debt Collection, and Probate law offices.
Outside of work, Kat is a navy wife and mother to two children. During her spare time, Kat loves to be outdoors with her family.
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