Samuel Kaufman

Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman, P. A.
3130 Northside Dr
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-3926

Samuel J. Kaufman served as an Assistant Public Defender for three years prior to opening his practice. Over the last 15 years Sam has represented hundreds of clients in areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law & Mediation, Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Wills and Trusts, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation as well as other legal matters. He cares deeply about the Key West community, serving on boards with specific missions to both help people and better the community. He is a family man, raising two children with his wife, Julia and their rescue dog Lucy. He is personally involved in every case which assures you, our client of the best possible outcome and result.


University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. History, 1995
University of Miami Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1998, Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

Licensed to practice in Florida, admitted 1998
Licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh circuit

Professional Associations & Memberships

A Supreme Court of Florida Certified Family Law Mediator. Available to mediate divorce, paternity and adoption cases.
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Treasurer, 2006 Monroe County Chapter
Monroe County Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Lawyers Guild

Special Interests & Community Involvement

Florida Keys Outreach Coalition for the Homeless ?
Chairman of the Board of Directors 2002 to the present
Board Member - Key West Art & Historical Society
Key West Sunset Rotary Club - Founding member & President
Friends of Higgs Beach, Key West, Fl ? Committee Chairperson
Montessori Children's School, Key West ? Planning & Development Board Past Member
AYSO Soccer Coach
Last Stand Member
Take Stock in Kids Mentor
Graduate of the Key West Ambassador Academy Program
Currently serving 2nd term as City Commissioner of Key West, District II
Edward Capt'n Kidd Humanitarian 2016 Award Recipient