Helping clients efficiently without sacrificing qualityEstate planning isn't just for the wealthy. Want to avoid probate? Need a guardian for your kids?Not sure where to turn after a loved one passes away? I can help you through the probate process.
As founder of the Law Offices of Samantha J. Fitzgerald, I understand the importance of providing clients with personal attention. I represents clients who are dealing with probate and estate planning issues. Knowing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, I customize plans for clients' individual situations in order to meet their specific goals.
Having a solid background in the issues surrounding estate planning gives me the ability to develop a successful strategy for every case. Prior to earning a Master of Laws in taxation from the University of Miami School of Law in 2000, I graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in 1999. I received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and graduated cum laude from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 1996.
Today, I spend my time guiding clients with compassion, focus and a commitment to each person's best interests. I stay on top of legal trends through my involvement with the Florida Lawyers Network, the Broward County Bar Association and The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections.
My goal is to have clients for life, not just one transaction.
Hourly ($375/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)
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It's easy to like Samantha, "Sam.:" She is upbeat, lively and genuine. Sam is genuine, reliable, and really understands the complexities of estate planning. I am pleased to recommend her to protect all of your assets, so get started now.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1999||08/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2015|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2014|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2011|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2010|
|Owner/Attorney||Law Offices of Samantha J. Fitzgerald||2011 - Present|
|Shareholder/Attorney||Fowler White Burnett P.A.||2001 - 2011|
|Associate||Hugh L. Koerner, P.A.||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Broward County Bar Association, West Section||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Co-chair, Wills, Trusts and Estates Section||2015 - Present|
|Peters Elementary PTA||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|Peters Elementary PTA||Board Member and President||2013 - 2015|
|Broward County Bar Association, West Broward Section||Board Member||2012 - 2013|
|Florida Lawyers Network||Board Member||2011 - 2014|
|Joe Dimaggio Children's Foundation and Memorial Foundation||Audit Committee Member||2011 - 2014|
|Plantation Junior Woman's Club||Board Member||2008 - 2013|
|Florida Bar, Tax Section||Member||1999 - 2015|
|University of Miami School of Law||Tax||LL.M - Master of Laws||2000|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Palm Beach Atlantic University||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1996|
|Women's Council||Estate Planning||2011|