Amanda O. Singleton is an AV-Preeminent rated attorney who focuses her practice on estate planning, probate, and advocating for unpaid family caregivers.
Amanda founded Singleton Legal after recognizing a need for caregiver-focused legal services while caring for her mother through cancer and providing pro bono services to other caregivers in the community. In 2018, she received the national Caregiving Visionary Award for her groundbreaking work in this field.
She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law, and her Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.
While attending Florida State, Amanda earned a certificate degree in Gerontological Studies (the study of aging), with an emphasis in the study of death and dying. She interned at local skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and facilitated the senior education curriculum at Florida State’s Claude Pepper Center. In conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging, she prepared an extensive reference manual about Alzheimer’s disease.
At Stetson, Amanda was an Editor for the Stetson Law Review, and Vice Magister for the Phi Delta Phi international legal honor society. She received five book awards, and was nominated for the National Dean’s List and All-American Collegiate Scholars. She was also awarded the William J. Bowman Scholarship Award, 2004 Creative Writing Award, and the Maria G. Martin Award for the Most Outstanding Treatise in the Field of Legal Ethics.
Amanda is a member of the Florida Bar, is licensed in United States District Courts in and for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, and is an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans' benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Prior to her journey into service as a caregiver advocate, Amanda was a litigation attorney at a large Tampa law firm, where she represented insurance companies and handled cases throughout the United States. She then served as the Women's Economic Empowerment and Caregiver Consultant for the YWCA of Tampa Bay. She has written and edited numerous published works, and has been actively involved in many professional and community organizations.
Amanda has served as a member of the American Bar Association Breast Cancer Task Force, AARP Caregiver Accelerator Program, AARP Caregiver Coalition, Florida Lifespan Respite Alliance, YWCA Tampa Bay, Leadership St. Pete, and the Suncoast Hospice Cornerstone Circle Foundation, and has volunteered for Wills for Warriors, Tampa Bay Watch, the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Habitat for Humanity, and the Belle of the Ball Project. In 2016, she was named an Up and Comer by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and joined the Advisory Board of the Tampa Bay Hospice Cup.
Amanda is presently an AARP Caregiving Expert. Through AARP, she speaks and writes about legal and financial issues affecting caregivers. She is also a member of the Florida Bar Speakers' Bureau and gives talks about estate and life care planning for families with young children, baby boomers, and the caregiver community. She has recently appeared on the Take on Today podcast with Bob Edwards.
Amanda also hosts the Candid Conversations About Care podcast on the Whole Care Network. On her program, Amanda and a variety of guests tackle some of the most difficult challenges caregivers face.
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Ryan N. Singleton is a Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy attorney who focuses his practice on bankruptcy, debt settlements, and general defense litigation.
Ryan is a native of Portsmouth, Rhode Island but has been a long-time resident of St. Petersburg. He attended Eckerd College and received a degree in political science in 2000. While attending Eckerd College, Ryan was the first student to participate in an exchange program with Hong Kong Baptist University, where Ryan conducted an independent study on the governmental transition from Britain to Mainland China.
After college, Ryan worked for several law firms in the Tampa Bay area. He enrolled at Stetson University College of Law in 2002. During his time at Stetson, Ryan volunteered for the NAACP analyzing complaints of racial discrimination, was recognized on the Honor Roll, and served as a Student Ambassador.
Ryan is licensed to practice in all Florida State Courts and in the United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida. He is Board Certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney by the American Board of Certification, which means that Ryan adheres to strict continuing legal education requirements, completed a comprehensive peer review from fellow practitioners and adverse counsel, and has passed a rigorous examination that demonstrated his knowledge and mastery of bankruptcy law.