About Samantha J. Fitzgerald

I was born and raised on Long Island, New York and I moved to Florida over 20 years ago. I currently live in Plantation Florida with my husband and two children. Prior to starting my own firm in early 2011, I was a partner at a Fowler White Burnett for over 10 years in both its Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices. Community involvement is very important and I support various volunteer based organizations in Broward County as well as being involved in my children’s school and PTA organization. 

As the founder of the Law Offices of Samantha J. Fitzgerald, I understand the importance of providing clients with personal attention. I represent people in Plantation, Florida, 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 panning 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 and graduated cum laude from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 1996.

 

Professional & Civic Involvement

The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and Tax Section
Broward County Bar Association
Florida Lawyer’s Network, Executive Board
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation/Memorial Foundation – Audit Committee, 2011-2013
Leadership Fort Lauderdale, Class XV, 2009
Plantation Junior Woman’s Club, Board of Directors – 2007-2012
Peters Elementary PTA Board, 2012-current, President 2013 – 2015
Take Stock in Children Mentor, 2011-2015
Co-Chair, Wills, Trusts, & Estates section of the Broward County Bar Association
Florida Trend Legal Elite and Superlawyers – 2015

Legal Admissions

Florida
U.S. District Court
 Southern District of Florida
U.S. Tax Court

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant

Education

University of Miami 
School of Law, LL.M., 
Taxation
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D. 
magna cum laude
Palm Beach Atlantic College, B.S. 
cum laude

Accolades

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated,
Martindale-Hubbell
Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
Florida Supers Lawyers, 2010, 2011 and 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

 

Contact us at 954-580-3690 or Samantha@estateandprobatelawyer.com