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Sherilee J. Samuel - Senior Counsel

Sherilee J. Samuel

Education

University of South Florida, B.S.W., 1996, cum laude
University of South Florida, M.S.W., 1998
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2005, cum laude

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
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Sherilee J. Samuel - Senior Counsel

Sherilee Samuel is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Group.  Her primary practice areas are premises liability and products liability. She serves as local counsel on various types of matters, including consumer collection defense. Her practice also includes nursing home defense.  Sherilee’s law practice affords her extensive federal court experience, which has included premises liability and consumer collection defense trials.

In her products liability practice, Sherilee has represented manufacturers in the consumer products, home appliance, and automotive industries. In her personal injury practice, Sherilee has represented clients in the amusement park, hospitality, retail, and home builder industries. 

Sherilee is a native of Jamaica, West Indies.  She has practiced as a clinical social worker in Brooklyn, New York, and was the director of a bi-national mission program based in Elkhart, Indiana. 

Sherilee has served on the George Edgecomb Bar Association’s Executive Board and as its Role Model Committee Chair.  She is Chair of the Hill Ward Henderson Scholarship Committee.  She has been a “Big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  She is also the founder and director of “Let’s Talk College”, a youth mentoring program.  Sherilee has served on the Boards of Directors for Mennonite Mission Network, Drug Abuse and Comprehensive Coordinating Office (DACCO), and Southeast Mennonite Conference. Currently, Sherilee serves on the Board of Directors for The Spring of Tampa Bay.

Honors & Recognitions

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Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2011-2013)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2018-2019)

Published Decisions
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  • Sammon v. Target Corp.,
    Slip Copy 2012 WL 3984728 8:11-CV-1258-T-30EAJ
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida. September 11, 2012
  • Bauer v. Target Corp.,
    Slip Copy 2012 WL 4054296 8:12-CV-978-T-AEP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. September 14, 2012
  • Kelliher v. Target Nat. Bank,
    826 F.Supp.2d 1324 2011 WL 6004579 8:11-CV-1593-T-33EAJ
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. November 23, 2011
  • Zwyers v. Target Corp.,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2009 WL 5127975 809-CV-868-T-33TBM
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. December 18, 2009
  • Cox v. Target Corp.,
    351 Fed.Appx. 381 2009 WL 3497730 09-12375
    United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. October 30, 2009
  • Gritt v. Target Corp.,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 1777744 807CV181T27EAJ
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. April 18, 2008
  • Zwyers v. Target Corp.,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2011 WL 1526907 8:09-CV-868-T-33TBM
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. April 21, 2011
  • Gritt v. Target Corp.,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 3011095 8:07-CV-181-T-27EAJ
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. October 12, 2007

Community & Civic Affiliations

  • "Let's Talk College" mentoring program
    • Founder
    • Director
  • The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc.
    • Board of Directors