Samantha's
Professional Experience

Samantha Gonzalez is an Associate Attorney at Clarke Silverglate.

Samantha graduated cum laude from Florida International University College of Law in the top eighteen percent of her class. Samantha was Executive Articles Editor for the FIU Law Review and worked as a research assistant to Professor Kerri Stone in the area of employment discrimination. She also competed with FIU Law’s Moot Court Board of Appellate Advocates, earning their Outstanding Oratory Skills Award, and was a member of the FIU Trial Team.

During law school, Samantha interned in the judicial chambers of the Honorable Kathleen M. Williams for the Southern District of Florida. She also clerked with a defense litigation firm and an AmLaw 100 litigation firm. Prior to law school, Samantha was an intern investigator with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and worked as a legal assistant in a South Florida criminal defense office.

Samantha graduated magna cum laude with her B.A. from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she double majored in American studies and theater. She graduated with honors from the American Studies Department upon being awarded the prize for best senior research thesis. Her theater degree is the culmination of over fifteen years of competitive performing arts experience. Samantha looks forward to combining her performance experience and her research skills to advocate for her clients.

Education
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Education

  • J.D., Florida International University College of Law, cum laude 2021, Full Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
  • B.A., The George Washington University, magna cum laude, 2018, Presidential Scholar in the Arts Scholarship Recipient
Bar Admissions
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Bar Admissions

Florida, 2021

 

Awards and Recognitions
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Awards and Recognitions

  • Moot Court Board of Appellate Advocates Outstanding Oratory Skills Award, FIU Law (2021)
  • Outstanding Advocate, National Online Moot Court Competition (2021)
  • Law Review Service Award, FIU Law (2021)
  • FIU Law Review Chief’s Award, FIU Law (2021)
  • Pro Bono Recognition Award, FIU Law (2021)
  • Quarterfinalist, FIU Law Intramural Moot Court Competition (2019)
  • Elsie M. Carper Prize for Most Outstanding Senior Research Essay in the Field of American Studies, George Washington University Department of American Studies (2018)
  • Al Kincaid Award for Excellence in Production & Design, George Washington University Department of Theater and Dance (2016)

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” -Julia Child

Samantha Gonzalez

clarke silverglate, p.a.

799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 900
Miami, Florida 33131

305-377-0700

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