Charles Samaha, St. Petersburg, Florida Attorney

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Lawyer Charles Samaha


St. Petersburg High School, Diploma, 1978-1982
Wake Forest University, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1982-1986
USF, St. Petersburg, FL, Summer 1985
FSU, Florence, Italy, Fall 1985
University of Miami, Juris Doctor, 1986-1989

Professional Admissions

Florida Bar, September 25, 1989
Middle District of Florida, December 20, 1989
U.S. Supreme Court, January 24, 1994
11th Circuit Court of Appeals, January 31, 1994

Quasi-Judicial Experience

The Florida Bar, Fee Arbitrator, 9/2001-present
St. Petersburg Housing Authority, Hearing Officer, 2001-2009
Pinellas County Housing Authority, Hearing Officer, 2004-2005, 2016-present
Pinellas County, Juvenile Arbitration Program, Juvenile Arbitrator, 12/2002-present
Pinellas County Value Adjustment Board, Special Magistrate, 2002,2008-2021
Hillsborough County Value Adjustment Board, Special Magistrate, 2010-2021
Pasco County Value Adjustment Board, Special Magistrate, 2013, 2016-2021


(1) The Living & Learning Institute Award (1998) - For performing charitable legal work for the organization, which aided and educated underprivileged children in Jamaica.

(2) Tennis Awards - St. Petersburg Tennis League
Mixed Doubles’ Champion (1997 Tournament, 1999 Winter)
Men’s Singles (1998 Fall, 1999 Summer, 1999 Fall, 2000 Summer, 2003 Summer, 2003 Fall)

(3) Recipient of the City of St. Petersburg Tennis League Sportsmanship Award (1999) - This award is given annually to one player amongst the men and women who exhibited the spirit of sportsmanship throughout the year.

(4) St. Petersburg Housing Authority (2002) - Certificate of Appreciation for pro bono services.

(5) The Community Law Program, Inc. (2007, 2008, 2010-12) - Certificate of Appreciation for pro bono services.

(6) Pinellas County Housing Authority (2010) - Certificate of Appreciation for volunteer services.

(7) Pinellas County Housing Authority (2013) – Certificate of Appreciation for commissioner services.

Community Associations

RAWI, an Arab-American writers’ organization, member, 2003-present
Maloofs International Inc., member 2003-2019, BOD 2008
Saleeby-Saliba Association of Families, member, 2005-present
Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, fellow, 2006-2017
Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs, member, January 1, 2008-present
AramcoBrats Inc., member, January 29, 2011-present
The Lebanese American Renaissance Partnership, December 29, 2012-present
The Arnhem 1944 Fellowship, member, January 1, 2014-present
Cedars of Hope of Greater Los Angeles, member, July 1, 2019-present

Email or call Charles Samaha at (727) 821-0026 for a free consultation.

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