Former prosecutor Samantha Feuer seeks circuit judgeshipby Jane Musgrave | January 14th, 2014
Announcing her candidacy today in front of the 1916 historic courthouse in West Palm Beach, former prosecutor Samantha Schosberg Feuer said the job would allow her to continue her passion for community service.
A Miami native, she worked as a prosecutor in both Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties before joining the Florida Attorney General’s Office where she spent two years overseeing its Consumer Protection Division in South Florida. She is now in private practice where she handles both civil and criminal cases.
She is past president of the Florida Association for Women’s Lawyers in Palm Beach County. She is also active in Pace Center for Girls Palm Beach, which helps troubled teens rebuild their lives. Some of the girls attended her announcement.
Other supporters in the crowd of about 50 were Palm Beach County Tax Collector Ann Gannon and attorney Gerald Richman, a longtime political activist. She is also being endorsed by her onetime boss, former Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krischer.
She has never sought appointment to the bench and said she would never run against a sitting judge. Brown’s decision came at a fortuitous time, she said.
While qualifying doesn’t begin until April, she said she wanted to begin to build name recognition. “I want to show everyone I’m very committed,” she said.
Feuer is the mother of two and lives with her husband, fellow lawyer Leonard Feuer in Lake Clarke Shores. She got her bachelor’s from Tufts University in Massachusetts and her law degree from the University of Florida.