Boyd & Jenerette Attorney Spotlight: Said Sammy Farhat

April 7, 2020 by on News

Attorney Spotlight - Said Sammy Farhat

When did you first know you wanted to be an attorney? What drew you to this career?

  • I wanted to be an attorney at a young age. In high school, I participated in the Duval County Teen Court Program and served as a trial attorney in a mock trial setting.

What personal trait most aided you in your career?

  • My work ethic. I live by the motto that preparation prevents poor performance.

What drew you to Boyd & Jenerette?

  • I started at Boyd & Jenerette as a law clerk in the summer of 2016 after I completed my second year at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. As a law clerk, I had the opportunity to observe the firm’s best at all phases of litigation, including depositions, mediations and trials. During my time in the summer, I also learned about the history of the firm and the legendary Noah Jenerette.

    After graduation and passing the bar, I was very blessed to be offered a position at the firm as an associate attorney because I knew this was an ideal place to begin my legal career.

Thus far in your career, what are you most proud of accomplishing?

  • Serving as second chair in a trial this past December, where we obtained a defense verdict against Florida’s leading Plaintiff’s firm.

What do you most hope to accomplish in the future? Where do you see yourself in five or ten years?

  • In the next five to ten years, I hope to be a Partner in the firm and to have gained a reputation by members of the trial bar as a zealous advocate on behalf of my clients.

What is your favorite band?

  • I don’t have a favorite, but I’m a country music fan.

What is your favorite sports team?

  • My favorite sports team is the Florida Gators.

What is your favorite movie?

  • My all-time favorite movie is The Godfather.

Are you a morning person or a night-owl?

  • I am a night-owl.

Said Sammy Farhat
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