On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Samantha Schosberg Feuer officially announced her candidacy for Circuit Court Judge in Palm Beach County Group 30 at a press conference at the Historic Courthouse in Palm Beach County. The event, which drew more than 75 supporters to the front lawn of the building, marked the beginning of what will doubtless be a long and tough campaign for one of the county's most important legal positions.
“As a former prosecutor who has lived in our community for 9 years and as the mother of two children, I understand the importance of ethical public service, integrity and equal justice. That is why, today, I am officially announcing my candidacy for Circuit Court Judge of Palm Beach County. I am truly humbled by the amount of support I have received for my candidacy from leaders across our community,” stated Samantha Schosberg Feuer.
Mrs. Schosberg Feuer is a litigation, labor, and employment practice attorney with Ackerman, LLP. The seat is currently held by Judge Lucy Chernow Brown who announced in January she would be retiring and not seeking reelection.
“As State Attorney for 16 years it was my honor to both hire and work with very talented attorneys," stated Barry Krischer. "Samantha Feuer is at the very top of that list, a dedicated public servant committed to the pursuit of justice. She will make an excellent Judge and serve the citizens of Palm Beach County well.”
Samantha Schosberg Feuer has been practicing law in Florida since 2002, beginning with the Office of State Attorney in the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami from August of 2002 through June of 2005. She then moved to the State Attorney’s Office in Palm Beach County, the 15th Judicial Circuit, where she practiced from July of 2006 until May of 2008. From there, Mrs. Schosberg Feuer also worked as Chief in the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General before joining Ackerman in July of 2013.
“I have known Samantha for several years in our work with both The Florida Bar and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers," added Gerald F. Richman. "Samantha has the energy, knowledge, professionalism, ethics and trial experience as a former prosecutor as well as both management and trial experience as a result of her work as the South Florida Bureau Chief for the Attorney General’s office to be an outstanding Circuit Court Judge. It is an honor to support her candidacy.”
A member of the Florida Bar since 2002 and the Federal Bar of Southern and Middle District of Florida since 2005, Mrs. Schosberg Feuer is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has won a number of honors and other peer recognition throughout her career. Such recognition includes receiving the Justice Barbara Pariente Award from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers in 2013; being named Top Government Attorney in South Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2005 and 2006; named a Top Government Attorney in Florida by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013; and received the Prudential Davis Productivity Award in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In addition, she was named Manager of the Year by the Florida Attorney General in 2012; a Woman of Valor by the American Jewish Committee in 2012; was an Athena Award Finalist, an award from the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches in 2012; and was presented with the Leaders in the Law Award by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers in 2011.
“Over the years I have had an opportunity to work closely with Samantha throughout her longtime involvement with PACE Center for Girls," Angela Clarke added. "Samantha always exhibited a passion for public service and a commitment to helping those in need. I have seen Samantha truly make a difference in the lives of the girls here at PACE and I know she will make an excellent judge for Palm Beach County’s residents.”
In addition to her professional career, Feuer donates her time to a number of organizations including the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) Palm Beach Chapter; MAPS Committee, State Florida Association for Women Lawyers; is Co-Founder of the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County; is Task Force Chair for the Junior League State Public Affairs Committee; is a Board Member for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Palm Beach Chapter; and she sits on the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for the Florida Bar. She served as chair of the Diversity Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and also Chair of Raise the Bar from 2010-2013. Mrs. Schosberg Feuer is an advocate for the Palm Beach County Ethics Commission; a member of the University of Florida Law Alumni Council; and a member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches.
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