About the Firm
About Law Offices of Samantha J. Fitzgerald
Since 1999, Samantha J. Fitzgerald has been helping clients protect their families with estate planning and probate & trust administration. We pride ourselves on combining the personalized service and attention of a boutique firm, with the talent and legal acumen of a large firm.
Our firm exclusively represents people who are dealing with probate, trust and estate planning issues. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to estate planning and probate, so we customize plans for clients’ individual situations to meet their specific goals.
Believing it is important to help those in need, Samantha provides pro-bono legal work through Legal Aid and Put Something Back. She is also active in many charities and community organizations, including serving as a Mentor with Take Stock in Children, Executive Board for Florida Lawyer’s Network, Audit Committee for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Board of Directors for Plantation Junior Woman’s Club, as well as the President of the PTA at Peters Elementary and several positions within her church.
Samantha was born and raised on Long Island, New York and moved to Florida over 20 years ago. She currently lives in Plantation, Florida with her husband and two children.
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. Tax Court
Certified Public Accountant
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
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated,Martindale-Hubbell
Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Florida Supers Lawyers, 2010, 2011 and 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
AVVO 10.0 rating (highest possible)
Professional & Civic Involvement
The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Elder Law Section
Co-Chair, Wills, Trusts, & Estates section of the Broward County Bar Association
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA)
Broward County Bar Association
Florida Lawyer’s Network
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, 2012-2017, President 2013 – 2015
Take Stock in Children Mentor, 2011-2015
Highly qualified and experienced!
Posted by Mitch Green
Samantha is a highly qualified and experienced estate planning attorney. She serves as an excellent advocate for her clients. I would highly recommend her to any of my colleagues or clients in need her services!
What a Lawyer Should Be!
Samantha is the type of Lawyer that all lawyers should aspire to become when they hang out their shingle. There is no question to small or petty for her not to give it her personal attention. Easy to deal with unlike most, easy to reach, all the things you want in a lawyer. Created our Trust and then dealt with mortgage companies modifying the Trust for them many times. always ready and willing to help or make recommendations where to look for that help.
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
Incredible Knowledge and Service
The probate process for my mother could not have been any easier. Samantha Fitzgerald and staff (Crystal) were professional, considerate and attentive to our family. They were knowledgeable and informative about the entire process. She is an awesome lawyer, and I highly recommend her services.