Samantha J. Fitzgerald

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Plantation, FL

Law Offices of Samantha J. Fitzgerald
 | 8551 W Sunrise Blvd, Ste 301
Plantation, FL 33322
Phone: 954-580-3690
Fax: 888-663-6471
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
    Attorney Profile

    As founder of the Law Offices of Samantha J. Fitzgerald, Ms. Fitzgerald understands the importance of providing clients with personal attention. She represents people in all parts of Florida, including Plantation, Davie, Sunrise and Weston, who are dealing with probate and estate planning issues. Knowing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, she customizes plans for clients' individual situations in order to meet their specific goals.

    Having a solid background in the issues surrounding estate planning gives Ms. Fitzgerald 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, she graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in 1999. Ms. Fitzgerald received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and graduated cum laude from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 1996.

    Today, Ms. Fitzgerald spends her time guiding clients with compassion, focus and a commitment to each person's best interests. She stays on top of legal trends through her involvement with the Florida Lawyers Network, the Broward County Bar Association and The Florida Bar's Tax and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections.

    Her commitment to clients and her community has earned Ms. Fitzgerald a number of awards. She has received the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; she holds an Avvo "Superb" rating and Florida Trend magazine has listed her as a Legal Elite.

    Ms. Fitzgerald is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. When she is not at her practice, she enjoys giving back to her community and spending time with her husband and two children.

    *AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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    About Samantha Fitzgerald

    Admitted: 1999, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://estateandprobatelawyer.com/about-the-firm/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2011, 2013, 2014-2017
    • Florida Supers Lawyers, 2010 - 2017
    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated,
Martindale-Hubbell

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • LL.M., Taxation
    • Certified Public Accountant

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Broward County Bar Association
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • Co-Chair, Wills, Trusts, & Estates section of the Broward County Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court
 Southern District of Florida
    • Florida Lawyer’s Network, Executive Board
    • Florida
    • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and Tax Section

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Peters Elementary PTA Board, 2012 - 2015
    • Leadership Fort Lauderdale, Class XV, 2009
    • Plantation Junior Woman’s Club, Board of Directors – 2007-2012
    • Peters Elementary, PTA President 2013 – 2015
    • Take Stock in Children Mentor, 2011-2015
    • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation/Memorial Foundation – Audit Committee, 2011-2013

    Educational Background:

    • Palm Beach Atlantic College, B.S. 
cum laude
    • University of Miami 
School of Law, LL.M., 
Taxation

    Industry Groups

    • Broward County Bar Association - Co-Chair Of The Wills
    • Florida Lawyers Network
    • Real Property Probate And Trust Law Section Of The Florida Bar
    • Trusts & Estates Section
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    Office Location for Samantha J. Fitzgerald

    8551 W Sunrise Blvd
    Ste 301
    Plantation, FL 33322

    Phone: 954-580-3690

    Fax: 888-663-6471

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