Meet the People of Waddell & Waddell, PA
Jason A. Waddell, Attorney
Jason is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney. In addition to Board Certification Jason has received several awards and designations such as The Florida Bar Elder Law Section Member of the Year in 2014-2015 and more recently in 2016 the Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for the 1st Judicial Circuit. Additionally Jason maintains the highest rating from the two largest peer review companies: AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating TM, which is the oldest peer review rating company in the country. As well as 10.0 with AVVO.
When Jason Waddell arrived to this area in 2001 there were few Elder Law attorneys. The ones who were, practiced in a multi-practice setting. Jason watched what his peers elsewhere in the state and around the country were able to accomplish when their offices were able to focus only on Elder Law matters. This set in motion Jason's dedication to practice solely in the area of Elder Law. Nearly 15 years later Jason has put together a team able to provide a wide range of services within the umbrella of Elder Law for the Northwest Florida area.
Jason is extremely passionate about his chosen field of practice. While not a factor in his decision to develop an Elder Law practice, his own family's struggles with illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and the need for elder care over the past few years has intensified his desire to serve the elderly and his understanding of the need for elder law in our area. Jason sits on the both the Executive Council and Committee for the Florida Bar Elder Law Section. He is active in various non-profit organizations along the Gulf Coast which support his clients such as Area Agency on Aging, Council on Aging, and Covenant Alzheimer’s Services (which he has served a Treasurer for the past two years).
Stephanie White, Executive Secretary
Stephanie joined the Waddell & Waddell, PA team in 2017 as the Executive Secretary. With a diverse background in customer service, administrative duties, and having owned her own business, Stephanie offers our clients a welcoming, professional first impression upon their arrival. Her goal is to provide each client individual attention, create a cohesive atmosphere and maintain the excellent service you expect from Waddell & Waddell, PA.
Stephanie has lived in Pensacola for over 30 years and considers Pensacola her home. Stephanie is very active with her church and raising her son. She is very involved with her son's Boy Scout Troop, serving as a Scout leader and Troop Secretary. She enjoys the beach, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Norma Dorsey, Paralegal
Norma Dorsey joined the Waddell & Waddell, PA team in 2016. Norma has over twenty-three years experience as a paralegal. She is a dedicated professional and seeks to ensure clients understand the processes of elder law, probate and estate planning issues. She is primarily a paralegal for Jason Waddell and is a wonderful addition to the Waddell & Waddell, PA team.
After raising her children in West Virginia, Norma pursued her life-long dream of living near the beach. She moved to Pensacola in 2015 and considers it her 'forever home.' Norma loves the beach, painting and, being from West Virginia, she is a talented bluegrass singer and piano player.
Amy Kicklighter Waddell, Attorney
Amy Kicklighter Waddell is a Florida native and grew up in Pensacola, Florida. Mrs. Waddell is a Partner with the law firm Waddell & Waddell, PA practicing real estate law, family law and personal injury. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association with an AV Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM and is a vetted Real Estate vendor with Secured Insight. She obtained two Bachelor degrees at the University of Florida and earned her Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. Mrs. Waddell has been practicing law in the State of Florida since 2001, and is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and the Federal Northern District of Florida. In 2003, Mrs. Waddell joined her husband, Jason A. Waddell, to form the law firm Waddell & Waddell, P.A.
Amy Waddell is actively involved in the Northwest Florida community. Currently, she is a member of Escambia - Santa Rosa Area Real Estate Council and is serving as the 2017-2018 President, West Florida Collaborative Law and is serving on the 2017-2018 Board of Directors, Pensacola Association of Realtors, Pensacola Bay Area Women’s Council of Realtors Affiliate member, Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, American Land Title Association; les femmes Gaeities, and is an Attorney’s Title Fund Agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.
Previously, she served on the 1st Judicial Circuit of Florida Grievance Committee as the 2016 Chairperson and as a 2013 – 2016 term Committee Member; Escambia-Santa Rosa Association Law Week Chair for both 2005 & 2006, Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association Community Service Committee Member in both 2003 & 2004, 2002 – 2006 Pensacola Ivey League Women’s Garden Club, and a 2003 Board Member on Escambia AIDS Services and Education/ Emerald Coast Services, and was the BLAB TV Host of the Elder Law, Family Law and Personal Injury Legal Show 2003 - 2007. Amy Waddell also authored "Florida's Non-Fault Statute: Plaintiff Attempts to Bypass Threshold Requirement", Trial Advocate Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter, 2002.
Connie Hendrix, Paralegal
Connie Hendrix joined the Waddell & Waddell, PA team in 2008. Connie has over thirty years experience as a paralegal. Connie has a wealth of knowledge regarding the processes of the law and is a vital part of the Waddell & Waddell, PA team. She strives to provide our clients with stellar customer service and helping with creative legal solutions for our clients.
Connie is a committed member of the Pensacola community. She enjoys giving back and regularly volunteers for the American Legion Auxiliary, both locally and at the state level, she is a board member of the Community Equity Investment, Inc non-profit organization, Esa-Rosa Sickle Cell Disease Organization, and her church. She is an avid college and professional football fan, enjoys playing golf and relaxing at the beach.
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