Leslie M. Sammis
Attorney at Law
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 North Marion St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Leslie Sammis graduated with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, FL, in 1999. For the past twenty years, she has devoted her career to defending individuals charged with DUI and other serious criminal offenses. She is admitted to practice law in Florida and Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Education and Experience
Ms. Sammis completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1996.
She completed her first year of law school at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. That year, she competed as the only first year student on Stetson’s Trial Team, winning second place overall in the 1997 National Association of Trial Lawyers (ATLA) Competition in Denver, Colorado.
For her second and third year of law school, Ms. Sammis transferred to the University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, Florida, where she graduated with Honors in 1999. While at the University of Florida, Ms. Sammis served as vice chair of the executive board for the UF Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board.
Gaining valuable insight into the criminal justice process, Ms. Sammis completed internships with the State Attorney’s Office prosecuting felony offenses, including three jury trials.
She also completed internships at the United States Attorney’s Office in Tampa, assisting federal prosecutors. She also completed a federal judicial internship with the Honorable Henry Lee Adams, Jr., United States District Judge, for the Middle District of Florida in the Tampa Division.
Her passion for trial advocacy led her to the Public Defender’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida. During more than two years at the Public Defender’s Office, she represented clients charged with misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony charges.
After leaving the public defender’s office, she entered private practice, where she continued to focus on DUI and other serious criminal offenses.
- University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1999
- Juris Doctorate, with Honors
- University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 1996
- Bachelor of Arts
- State Bar of Florida, 1999
- State Bar of Georgia, 2002
- National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) – State Delegate and Member
- DUI Defense Lawyer Association
- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
- NORML National Legal Committee (NLC)
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