Our Team

Mary K. Wimsett

Mary K. Wimsett has assisted thousands of families with their adoptions and is honored to have the opportunity to use her legal skills to help make families whole. After graduating cum laude from Vanderbilt University, Mary K. obtained her J.D., with Honors, from the University of Florida. While at the University of Florida, Mary K. served as a Florida Bar Legal Services Fellow and a Center for Governmental Responsibility Public Service Fellow. Mary K. also serves as Special Counsel to the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program. In this capacity, Mary K. trains child advocates and assists with special projects regarding the best interests of children. Mary K. presents frequently statewide on topics related to adoption, dependency, child advocacy and guardianships.

Mary K. has served as Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar Family Law Rules Committee, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar Juvenile Rules Committee and Chair and Vice-Chair of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. Mary K. is a past President of The Bennett Inn of Court and has served as a Board Member of this Inn for many years as a founding member. Mary K. is also on several Boards including the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association and PACE Center for Girls where she currently serves as President-Elect.

Mary K. has three daughters with her husband Gary Wimsett, Jr., who is an attorney at the University of Florida.

Amanda Rush

Amanda is a Florida native, growing up in St. Petersburg, and started her first legal job at 16. She left Florida to attend the University of Colorado for her undergraduate studies and returned to Florida in the Gainesville area. Amanda has worked for Mary K. Wimsett since 2016 and has a passion for assisting families with adoptions and guardianships. She is a Big Sister with the Big Brother/Big Sister of Florida and enjoys being involved in her community. Amanda has one son with her husband Thomas.

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