Amanda Carter is a fearless advocate. Prior to joining Werksman Jackson Hathaway & Quinn, Amanda represented clients as a solo practitioner, primarily in state criminal matters. Because she frequently interacts with district attorneys, city attorneys, judicial officers and court personnel in Los Angeles and surrounding counties, Amanda can confidently provide competent and fierce representation for all clients. During law school, Amanda worked as a Certified Legal Intern for the Hillsborough County Public Defender’s Office, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, where she helped defend clients who were facing serious felony allegations. In her final year of law school Amanda worked as a Senior Clinician in the school’s Criminal Defense Clinic. This is when she realized her passion for the practice of criminal defense and the satisfaction she felt when she defended the constitutional rights of others. Amanda is originally from Tampa, Florida and was admitted to practice law in Florida in 2014. Following the Florida Bar Exam, Amanda relocated to California and was admitted to the California Bar in 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and her J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida where she competed and served on the board for the Trial Advocacy Team.