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MICHELE SAMAROO

Ms. Samaroo grew up in Miami-Dade County and for her undergraduate education attended Emory University and Barry University, where she was a participant in the university's Honors Program and received a Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Law in 1997. She attended Florida State University College of Law on a full scholarship and received her Juris Doctor in 2000. She is admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court and all courts in the State of Florida in addition to the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida.

She began her legal career in the Office of the Public Defender in Orange County, where she predominantly handled DUI Defense and had the opportunity to successfully try numerous cases to verdict. She continued to gain trial experience after she accepted a position with the Office of the State Attorney in Broward County. As an Assistant State Attorney, she had the opportunity to handle county, juvenile, and felony cases. 

After acquiring invaluable litigation experience, Ms. Samaroo developed her appellate practice in the Office of the Attorney General in Miami-Dade County. In her capacity as an Assistant Attorney General, she authored over 80 appeals and made several oral arguments before the Third District Court of Appeal.

After leaving that position, Ms. Samaroo spent several years as a civil litigator for a GEICO defending personal injury, property damage, and PIP cases in addition to investigating fraudulent claims. Soon thereafter she opened her own practice where she handled employment cases and personal injury defense for clients such as the City of North Miami.

She returned to the Office of the Attorney General's Civil Division where her responsibilities included the defense of state agencies, state officials, and judges in the following areas of litigation: corrections (claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983, state and federal constitutions, writs of mandamus, habeas corpus, and prohibition), employment (Title VII claims, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VI issues, and Whistle blower cases), and tort (trip and fall, automobile accidents, rail corridor accidents, wrongful death cases, and prisoner tort claims). She left the Office of the Attorney General to serve as the sole General Magistrate for the 11th Judicial Circuit's Foreclosure Economic Recovery Program where she presided over approximately 1000 foreclosure cases and her contributions were crucial to greatly reducing active cases in Miami-Dade’s clogged dockets that resulted from the Foreclosure Crisis.

She currently practices with The Brown Law Group where she handles foreclosure defense, family law, criminal and probate cases. Additionally, she serves as Special Magistrate for the City of North Miami Beach where she has presided over and resolved approximately 2000 code enforcement hearings bringing several hundred thousand dollars in revenue via fines and liens into the city.She is also an Adjunct Professor at Barry University where she teaches Employment Law and Labor Relations.

Ms. Samaroo was the 2008-2009 President of The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association. She was a member of the Florida Bar's Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors from 2009-2013 and served on the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Greater Miami. She was the recipient of the 2008 H.T. Smith President's Award (WDFJBA Outstanding Member), In Focus Magazine's 2008 Multi-Cultural Achiever of the Year Award and was recognized by Success Magazine as one of 2009's 40 under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow. Ms. Samaroo has been a licensed realtor since 2006 and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


847 N.W. 119TH STREET,
SUITE 202
,
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33166

Telephone: 877.318.2976 / 305.688.7500
Fax: 855.312.0371 / 305.688.7501

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