AMANDA "Mandy" DOLCE, ESQ., began her legal career helping indigent families navigate the legal system at the Pro Se Family Law Clinic at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law, where she received highest honors amongst her colleagues for her preparatory work. After graduation, she served as an attorney ad litem at the Foster Children's Project, representing children and working alongside and under the supervision of John Walsh. Her knowledge of Florida's child welfare system was further enhanced by her work through the Department of Children and Families and the Guardian Ad Litem Program. Mandy eventually moved into private practice as an associate lawyer for one of the top 100 plaintiff's lawyers in the United States. She has handled federal and constitutional children's rights cases, and was selected by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 Under 40 civil plaintiff trial lawyers in Florida. Mandy has also written and published several scholarly journal articles involving children and the law, and was recognized for her contribution to The Pursuit of Truth, an award winning documentary about abuse survivors and the legal system.
Mandy is most proud to be the mother of a little boy. She cherishes the time they spend together "on the road again," seeing new places, meeting new people, and having car picnics. The two are always planning their next great adventure. Mandy is married to Michael Dolce, Esq., a nationally renowned trial attorney and political activist who initiated a campaign in the Florida State Legislature culminating in the passage of sweeping legislation that repealed all statutes of limitations for civil and criminal prosecution of child sexual battery. Together, they engage in community events and activities to raise awareness of issues on behalf of survivors of childhood abuse.