Associate, Sam D. Smart
Associate, Sam D. Smart

Sam D. Smart

Associate

Areas Of Practice

Sam D. Smart is an Associate Attorney at Boyd & Jenerette. She practices auto liability defense, general litigation, and insurance defense. Prior to joining Boyd & Jenerette Sam worked at Vernis & Bowling practicing general civil litigation with a focus on premises liability, employment law, insurance defense, PIP, and condominium and homeowners’ association litigation.

Sam has also practiced criminal law. During her time as a criminal defense attorney she focused on both general and complex criminal litigation emphasizing DUI defense, administrative hearings, and appeals. She has handled everything from a municipal ordinance to a first-degree felony punishable by life.

Sam was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She attended Boston University, where she worked as the mascot, Rhett while attending classes. After graduation in 2009, she started law school at Florida Coastal School of Law. During her time in law school, she was heavily involved in the trial team. She was a member of the executive board and competed in competitions every semester. While in law school Sam was a Certified Legal Intern with the Public Defender’s Office. She was able to represent client’s in court and participate in motions and trials.

After graduating law school, Sam Smart worked for the Public Defender’s Office from 2012-2014. She was the youngest Assistant Public Defender to have held the position of attorney at the office. During her time at the office she participated in many criminal trials and handled cases ranging from minor misdemeanor charges up to charges punishable by mandatory life sentences. Sam was quickly promoted to the felony division at the PD’s office. She was a mentor to new attorneys as well. She represented the Public Defender’s Office at many presentations teaching pro-bono attorneys the ins and out of criminal procedure.

Sam is involved and concerned with her community and volunteers with various organizations. She resides in Arlington with her husband, Andy and their two dogs Brooks and Bumper.

Admissions

  • Florida, 2012
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2016

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel
  • Jacksonville Bar Association

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Education

  • B.A., Boston University College of Arts and Sciences, 2009
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Boston University Mascot, Rhett the Boston Terrier
  • J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, 2011
    • Certificate in International and Comparative Law
    • Dean’s List, December 2011
    • Mock Trial Team, Internal Competition Vice President
    • Criminal Law Society, Vice President
    • Pro Bono Honors Award

Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.