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Samah T. Abukhodeir, Esq.

Samah (“Sam”) T. Abukhodeir was born and raised in Lake Wales, Florida. Following high school, Ms. Abukhodeir moved to Tallahassee, Florida, to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Minor in Arabic and Child Development at Florida State University. Ms. Abukhodeir obtained her Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law, where she was on the Dean’s List and earned two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Islamic/Sharia Law and Judicial Externship.

While in law school, Ms. Abukhodeir worked as a Graduate Assistant to Law Professor Cyra Choudhury (recipient of the Santander & Institute for Global Law & Policy Doha Collaborative Research Grant from Harvard Law School) and was a judicial intern for the Honorable Marisa Tinkler Mendez, Circuit Court Judge in the Criminal Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, Florida, and the Honorable Maria M. Korvick, Circuit Court Judge in the Probate Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, Florida. After law school, Ms. Abukhodeir returned to the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida as a staff attorney/case manager for the Honorable Maria M. Korvick, the Administrative Probate Judge.

Ms. Abukhodeir has taught Probate, Guardianship, and Estate Planning in the Medical Legal Guardianship Clinic at Florida International University College of Law. Additionally, she currently teaches epistemology at the Honors College at Florida International University.

Ms. Abukhodeir practices in the areas of Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Elder Law, and Family Law. Ms. Abukhodeir is fluent in English and Arabic.

ASSOCIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

  • Federal Government Security Clearance (Secret)
  • Dade County Bar Association Probate and Guardianship Committee, Vice Chair (2018-2019)
  • Dade County Bar Association, Director (2018-2020)
  • Florida Bar Appointed Committee Member (Diversity and Inclusion Committee, (2017-2019)
  • Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law Section

SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/AWARDS

  • 2018-2020 Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Fellow
  • 2018-2019 Dade County Bar Association, Director
  • 2018 Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • 2018 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • 2017-2019 Dade County Bar Association Probate and Guardianship Committee, Vice Chair
  • 2017 Legal Elite Up & Comer, Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • 2016 FIU Elder Law Class, Guest Lecturer
  • 2016 FIU Law Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law Panel Discussion, Co-Speaker
  • 2016 Elder Law Symposium, “Preparing for the Unknown: An Elder Law Attorney’s Tool Kit”, Miami, FL, Co Speaker
  • 2014 FIU Law Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law Panel Discussion, Co-Speaker

Education:

Florida International University College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2013
Florida State University, Bachelors Of Science, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, 2010

Admissions:

The Florida Bar, 2013

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