Ms. Wardell received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Accounting from The University of Alabama in 1990. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 1993. Prior to joining Wilkes and McHugh in 2009, she spent 15 years as a Prosecutor with the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office. During that time, Ms. Wardell was an ardent supporter of victim’s rights and was recognized nationally for her outstanding commitment to crime victims in 2004. She participated in well over 300 jury trials.


  • Stetson University College of Law  (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Alabama  (B.S., Honors)

State Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

Ms. Wardell is a member of the Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

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