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First District Court of Appeal
2000 Drayton Drive.
Tallahassee, Florida

(850) 487-1000 main

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Kristina Samuels, Clerk of the Court.

Prior to joining the First District Court of Appeal, Ms. Samuels served for over a decade as a Staff Attorney for the Florida Supreme Court. Ms. Samuels was the Staff Attorney in the Office of the Clerk of Court for the Florida Supreme Court from 2014 until 2017. While in the Clerk’s Office, Ms. Samuels represented the Supreme Court on the Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee and spoke at the New Appellate Judges Program and other law-related functions. Ms. Samuels served as Staff Attorney to the Honorable Charles T. Canady 2008 to 2014 and the Honorable Charles T. Wells from 2006 to 2009. She received her Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Miami College of Law where she was selected to join the Order of the Coif. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University. She is a member of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks.



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