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Powers Sellers & Finkelstein are experienced Criminal Defense, Family Law and Personal Injury Attorneys with a personal approach.

Our team has over 30 years of litigation experience in Clearwater, Florida. We have defended thousands of cases – we know the system. Call (727) 531-2926 now!

Headed by co-Managing Partners Amanda Powers Sellers and Jenna Finkelstein, the law firm of Powers Sellers & Finkelstein PLC is celebrating its seventh anniversary in December.  With combined litigation experience of more than 30 years, both have been practicing in Florida since 2004. Both worked in various capacities for the government before joining forces to open their firm in December 2011.

Powers Sellers & Finkelstein PLC have an enviable reputation for winning criminal cases and are now accepting personal injury cases. They also are both qualified capital case, attorneys.  With an excellent professional support staff, the firm’s other covered legal services include Sex Crimes, Family and Custody Law, Drug Crimes and Violent Crimes.


Amanda Powers Sellers

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Florida Supreme Court United States District Court, Middle District of Florida Alabama Supreme Court United States District Court, Southern Districtå of Alabama Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association

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Amanda Powers Sellers

Florida Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Lawyer, Amanda Powers Sellers, has aggressively defended thousands of Florida criminal cases. With over eight years of litigation experience, she has the necessary background to represent criminal and personal injury cases.

Amanda earned her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of North Florida where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. While attending the University of North Florida, she also received a Leadership Scholarship. She continued her advanced education by acquiring her Juris Doctorate at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. During her final year at Stetson, she was elected to serve as Chief Honor Court Attorney which further demonstrates her accountability.

Before opening her own criminal defense practice in Florida, she worked for the Sixth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office where she was quickly promoted to supervise the Mental Health Program. Due to her exhibition of outstanding trial techniques and her clear dedication to defending her clients, she was assigned to the Capital Death Penalty Trial Division, representing individuals charged with First Degree Murder who faced the death penalty.

In 2006 Amanda obtained her license to practice law in Alabama. She practiced Personal Injury Law in the State of Alabama with a top personal injury law firm representing plaintiffs for injury and wrongful death claims before returning to Florida.

Amanda has the skills and experience necessary to aggressively defend complex criminal cases and to fearlessly pursue injury claims on behalf of her clients. With a wealth of experience, she has proven that her gentle, but aggressive style of litigation consistently achieves results for her clients.


Jenna C. Finkelstein

Legal Memberships & Associations

Florida Supreme Court Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Pinellas County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

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Jenna C. Finkelstein

Jenna Finkelstein is a highly sought after Criminal Defense trial attorney due to her years of experience successfully defending serious, complex criminal cases with approximately 70 criminal jury trials to her credit.

Jenna earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She received her B.A. in Criminology, with a minor in Psychology. Jenna was a member of the Criminology and Law Honor Society at the University of Florida. Jenna received her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. She earned a certificate for Concentration in Advocacy. While at Stetson, Jenna held the title of Deputy Chief Ambassador and participated in many on and off campus events. Jenna also served as the Vice President for the Florida Association of Women Lawyers at Stetson (FAWLS) and was a member of the Student Bar Association where she served as Co-Chair for the Event Planning Committee.

Jenna worked as a government defense attorney for seven years. During that time, Jenna handled hundreds of misdemeanor cases, including DUI and simple battery charges, along with felonies ranging from Grand Theft and driving-related offenses to high profile cases including Capital Sexual Battery and First Degree Murder. Jenna was honored to be chosen to be part of the Capital Case Trial Division, a team of trial attorneys who represent individuals charged with Capital Murder for which the State seeks the death penalty.

Jenna continues to dedicate her career to helping those accused of criminal offenses as well as those who have a need for representation in family law and personal injury cases. She is committed to aggressively defending her clients by utilizing resources such as private investigators, doctors, DNA experts, and advanced technology to obtain the best possible outcome.