• Employment Law
  • Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member


Amanda Heystek is originally from the Chicago suburbs and attended law school at Southern Illinois University School of Law while proudly serving in the Illinois Army National Guard. She also received her bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University. However, warmer weather and beautiful beaches brought her to the Tampa Bay area almost twenty years ago. Tampa is now the place she and all of her family call “home.”

Having attended law school with the intent to serve others and assist those in need, Amanda has a wide-ranging scope of experience from which to draw when representing clients. She was admitted to practice in Florida in 2000 and has practiced law in all legal forums including, administrative, state, and federal courts. She is an experienced litigator and began her legal career in criminal defense as an assistant public defender in Clearwater where she gained valuable jury trial experience. After meeting and marrying her Navy husband and relocating to Jacksonville, she practiced at her own solo firm focusing on family law and guardianship. She spent another decade at a statewide non-profit where she focused on the rights of people with disabilities. While in the non-profit sector, Amanda served on several statewide committees and provided community outreach on legal issues impacting people with disabilities. In keeping with her original intentions when entering law school, she now focuses her practice on helping people with employment and labor law disputes.

Amanda is married to a native Floridian and they enjoy traveling the globe together with their two boys. She enjoys tennis, theater, music, and generally raising her kids in the Tampa Bay Area. She may have grown up as a Cubs fan but is now a supporter of all Tampa Bay’s professional teams, especially the Lightning.

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