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Samah Taysser Abukhodeir

Divorce and separation Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

5.0   90 reviews

also known as Sam Abukhodeir


Licensed for 8 years

Virtual consultation available

About Samah

Learn Samah’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    20%

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Trust Administration, Probate, Guardianship

    9 years

  3. Family
    20%

  4. Guardianship
    20%

    9 years

  5. Probate
    20%

    9 years

Samah ("Sam") Abukhodeir was born and raised in Lake Wales, Florida. Following high school, Ms. Abukhodeir moved to Tallahassee, Florida to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Arabic at The Florida State University. Ms. Abukhodeir obtained her Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law, where she was on the Dean's List. While in law school, Ms. Abukhodeir worked as a Graduate Assistant to Law Professor Cyra Choudhury-recipient of the Santander & Institute for Global Law & Policy Doha Collaborative Research Grant from Harvard Law School- and was a judicial intern for the Honorable Marisa Tinkler Mendez, Circuit Court Judge in the Criminal Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, Florida and the Honorable Maria M. Korvick, Circuit Court Judge in the Probate Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, Florida.

After law school, Ms. Abukhodeir returned to the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida as a staff attorney/case manager for the Honorable Maria M. Korvick, the Administrative Probate Judge.

Ms. Abukhodeir practices in the areas of Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Family Law. Ms.Abukhodeir is fluent in English and Arabic.

Client's Choice 2021
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Top Contributor 2016
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Licensed for 8 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Samah

The Florida Probate & Family Law Firm
2600 Douglas Road
Suite 502
Coral Gables, FL, 33134

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Samah received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Carolyn | June 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer and Staff
Samah Abukhodeir is an excellent lawyer to hire to get things done right. Both her and her staff are very professional, knowledgeable and also compassionate. If I ever need a lawyer again I wouldn’t hesitate to call her.
Posted by Kristy | June 10, 2022
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Summary Administration Experts
Samah and her entire team were extremely helpful and knowledgeable in helping my sisters and I complete a summary administration of my mom's estate. They were excellent in detailing exactly what would be needed, patient when I took forever in sending them the required documents, and quick to answer any questions and concerns. I am grateful for their help and expertise, and won't hesitate to hire them again should the need arise.
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Posted by Mindy | May 6, 2022
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Awesome!!!!
Such a difficult time dealing with the estate of my son as I live out of state in Arkansas. Samah and the whole staff were so kind, compassionate and professional in helping maneuver the estate process. They answered every question and did a superb job of handling everything. I would highly recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2022
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Professional, Personable and Sharp!
With limited experience in matters which require an attorney, my husband and I were instantly at ease with Sam. She was thorough, patient (we had many questions), knowledgeable and produced exactly what we needed. All contacts with her and her staff were cordial and responsive. We would recommend her without hesitation to anyone requiring a top notch, caring, professional law firm. Thank you, Ms. Abukhodeir, and staff!
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Posted by Franco | November 8, 2021
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Great Client-focused Service
We had a great experience with Samah and her staff. She was very transparent in what the process was going to be and the possible outcome. We are glad everything worked out well in the time that was initially estimated. We consulted with other firms before and they were all focused on the "money" rather than the client. Samah gave us the most simple solution which yielded a very reasonable cost at the end.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2021
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Magnifique
Samah and her team are wonderful. They really care and communication was great. She helped me and my husband with our estate planning and getting everything in order for our daughter. We are french and felt very comfortable. She is patient and kind.
Posted by Joan | March 10, 2021
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Great attorney
Great attorney. She helped me with our planning and we are so happy... she know what she doing and we felt safe. Highly recommend
Posted by Noor | February 6, 2021
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Doesn’t get better than Samah!
Samah took care of everything and I didn’t have to lift a finger. Best lawyer I’ve ever had!
Posted by Joie | February 4, 2021
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Compassionate and dedicated
Compassionate, dedicated, and kind. Great attorneys who truly care. They are always willing to help and speak to us. We called several times and she was able to speak to us each time and help. We hired them and we’re extremely satisfied and have referred numerous clients.
Posted by Moe | February 3, 2021
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Best lawyer in south Florida!!
Samah helped me with my divorce case and handled everything extremely professionally. She made everything run smoothly and got everything I wanted. Highly recommend her.
Posted by Miriam | February 2, 2021
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Outstanding attorney
Ms Abukhodeir understanding and implementation of the law is above most attorneys in her field. She handled my case impeccably, always keeping me informed at every step demonstrating excellent preparation
Posted by Janet | February 1, 2021
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Kind and compassionate
Sam and her team helped with our estate planning. I’ve had a life threatening condition for many years and Sam helped us with an enhanced life estate deed and other matters. We recommend her to our family because she and her team are now our family.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer
Sam was wonderful. She’s knowledgeable and is always helpful. I recommend her to my family. She’s always available for questions and advice. Highly recommend.
Posted by Matthew | January 30, 2021
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Team work makes the dream work
Sam and her team are great. We had a family emergency and they were able to help us after hours and the weekend to ensure everything was taken care of. Another firm would not have accommodated it but we were lucky to find a team that really cared and took personal time to help. We are so thankful. Highly recommend to our family and friends.
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Posted by Mohamed | January 27, 2021
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Samah took care of everything!
I had never been in trouble with the law before. Samah gave me assurance that everything will be ok. She handled everything while constantly keeping in contact and updating me whenever something happened. She got the charges dropped quickly and easily.
Posted by Kal | January 27, 2021
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Exceptional!
Samah is by far one of the most respectful, honest, and professional attorney I have ever met. I hired Samah to represent me and she did not disappoint whatsoever! Her knowledge, attitude, and professionalism will give you nothing but peace of mind knowing you’re in the best of hands! I am honestly just so thankful for everything she has done! She is definitely an attorney that goes above and beyond for her clients and I would recommend no one else!
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Posted by William | January 19, 2021
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AMAZING
I've used Samah for multiple legal issues and she is the absolute best. she is thorough, gives Prompt responses, accurate information and has always guided me in the direction of legal prudence. I highly recommend her and her team.
Posted by Amy | December 27, 2020
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Always kind and available
Samah and her team are top notch. She has helped us tremendously with our case and we are forever grateful. She makes herself available and is kind and extremely knowledgeable. Lemaris and Barb are amazing and help with any question we have. Yas is always pleasant and helpful. The entire office really cares and that’s very hard to find. We go to Samah for everything.
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Posted by Ray | December 27, 2020
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Reliable and smart
Samah is great. She helped my family and I with our case and is still working on it for us. We can contact her anytime and we are happy to have her. She explains everything in a way that is understandable. Highly recommend!
Posted by Mohamed | December 26, 2020
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I'm so glad I chose Samah!
I'm so glad I chose Samah! She helped me whenever I asked and answered all of my questions quickly and honestly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Florida Probate & Family Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Florida International University
  • 2018 - Present
  • Supervising Attorney in the Medical Legal Partnership Clinic
  • Florida International University College Of Law
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Vasquez De Lara Law Group
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Gina Nguyen, PA
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Staff Attorney/Case Manager
  • 11th Judicial Circuit Court Of Miami Dade (Probate Division)
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney and Law Clerk
  • Golden & Cowan, PA
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • 11th Judicial Circuit Of Florida (Criminal Division)
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Florida International University College of Law
  • JD
  • 2013
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Associations

  • Dade County Bar Association, Probate and Guardianship Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Appointed Committee Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida International University Law School Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors/ VP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Best Family Lawyers in Miami
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • American Bar Association Professional Success Summit
  • AMA: Perspectives from Millennial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • FIU College of Law (Guest Lecturer)
  • Elder Law-Surrogate Decision Making
  • 2016
  • 2016 Elder Law Symposium
  • Preparing for the Unknown: An Elder Law Attorney's Tool Kit
  • 2016
  • RPPTL After Law School
  • RPPTL After Law School
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (34)
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Samah Taysser Abukhodeir is an exceptional lawyer. She is very knowledgeable and gives it her all in each case. She has empathy for her clients and a passion for law that makes her very successful in her cases. Highly recommend her."
Guardianship Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is always a pleasure to work with Sam's office. She is one of a kind and very knowledgeable in Guardianships. I am always happy referring her my clients because I know they are going to get the best representation."
Probate Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Samah is incredibly smart, hard-working, and thorough. I would easily recommend others to her firm for probate and family law matters."
Probate Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Samah Abukhodier for anyone needing help with probate! Very knowledgeable and professional."
Probate Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you're looking for an excellent probate attorney in Miami and surrounding area, you can't go wrong with Samah. She is highly-skilled, very knowledgeable and helpful."
Probate Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Contributions to the Avvo community are always well-received and demonstrate great proficiency in her practice. I would not hesitate to refer family or friends to Attorney Abukhodeir! I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is my go-to colleague for all probate matters. We have also been opposing counsels on a family law matter. She is professional, responsive, and extremely knowledgeable in her practice areas."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samah is an excellent attorney. She is professional, knowledgeable, and goes above and beyond for her clients. I endorse this attorney."
Probate Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is an exceptional attorney. She represents her clients' interests zealously. She is also an invaluable resource to her colleagues. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer. She is professional, efficient, and goes the extra mile to help her clients. She is a true problem solver. She will look for the best and even creative solutions to help solve your legal needs. I can rest easy when I sent a client her way, because I know she will take great care of them."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Samah is an excellent lawyer who will leave her mark on the world. She cares about her clients, and works hard to get results that they desire and need. I highly recommend her to anyone that I know."
Medicaid and medicare Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samah Taysser Abukhodeir is prompt, thorough, and dedicated to her clients. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for representation in a family law matter."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samah is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgeable and cares about her clients. I highly recommend Sam in the areas of estate planning, probate, and guardianship."
Probate Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samah is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney that focuses her counsel on what the client needs. From the routine to the complex, she is ready to take it on, lead you through the process, and get excellent results. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samah is extremely knowledgeable and trust worthy. From speaking with her you will not only get a sense for just how much she actually knows about the subject at hand but also how much she truly cares about what she does. Without hesitation, I endorse Samah."
Probate Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Abukhodier for several years. She is passionate about the practice of Probate. She is knowledgeable in the area of Probate and I would highly recommend her."
Probate Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is an exceptional attorney. She represents her clients' interests zealously and is very knowledgable about the law. She is result driven, and will stop at nothing to achieve positive results for her clients. I completely endorse this attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Abukhodeir is a very hardworking and reliable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an asset to her community and her clients."
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Coral Gables Divorce and separation Lawyer Samah Taysser Abukhodeir
Samah Taysser Abukhodeir
Divorce and separation Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 8 years
Virtual consultation available