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Board certified in appellate practice by the Florida Bar


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Adjunct professor, Stetson College of Law 1994-2004


Active in Community Law Program, a nonprofit organization providing pro bono legal services in the Tampa Bay area


Born April 27, 1959, Providence, R.I.

Married to Keela Samis




Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 60%
    7 years
  2. Insurance: 25%
  3. Litigation: 15%

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Contact info

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP

360 Central Avenue
Suite 1000
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701


FLMember in Good Standing198706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2009
Board CertificationFlorida BarN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Law ProgramExecutive Committee2007 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Bar Association, Appellate Practice and Advocacy SectionMemberN/A
Florida Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Appellate Practice SectionmemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Hamilton CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981