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Amy M. Wessel is a Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Appellate Practice Group.

Amy represents clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Her practice includes litigation involving contract disputes and business torts, real property litigation, consumer protection litigation, and class action defense. In addition to her trial work, Amy’s practice also includes working on all aspects of appeals, from drafting motions and appellate briefs to oral argument.

Prior to joining the firm, Amy clerked for the Honorable Jay P. Cohen at the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal. During her appellate clerkship, Amy gained valuable insight into the preservation of error at trial as well as effective appellate advocacy techniques. Prior to clerking, Amy also completed a post-graduate fellowship with the Honorable Robin S. Rosenbaum at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. During law school, Amy served as a Managing Editor of the Florida Law Review and received its D.T. Smith Outstanding Associate Editor Award. She was also the recipient of the UF Law Pro Bono Certificate of Excellence in recognition of her commitment to public service through pro bono work.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • University of Florida, B.A., cum laude, Political Science, 2006
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section
  • Broward County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section
    • Appellate Practice Section
  • Partners for PACE Center for Girls Broward
    • Co-Chair, PACE Center’s annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Brunch fundraiser (2018-2019)
  • Ghost Light Society


  • Co-Presenter, “Preservation of Error and Avoiding Trial Mistakes,” Broward County Bar Association Appellate Practice Section CLE, February 2018

Practice Areas


  • Appellate Practice Section Update: Fourth District Court of Appeal at the 2017 Bench & Bar Convention, Broward County Bar Association Barrister (December 2017)
  • Co-editor, Appellate Law Blog