Clerk of the Court
Kristina Samuels, Clerk of the Court
Ms. Samuels, Clerk of the First District Court of Appeal since November 2017, is a member of the Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee and the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks.
Prior to joining the First District, Ms. Samuels was a Staff Attorney for the Florida Supreme Court. From 2014 to 2017, she was the Staff Attorney in the Office of the Clerk of Court for the Florida Supreme Court, during which time she represented the Court on the Appellate Court Rules Committee and spoke at the New Appellate Judges Program. 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 earned 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.