Samantha Ellis is a founding partner of Ellis and Bryant, P.A. and lifelong resident of North Florida. While only a law student, Ms. Ellis became a Certified Legal Intern and began advocating for indigent clients in divorce and child custody matters. As a Certified Legal Intern, she was able to make court appearances, negotiate mediation agreements with opposing counsel, research applicable laws, and draft court documents and memoranda. She was also on the Dean’s List and received Pro Bono honors. Ms. Ellis’ clients can be confident that they not only have an experienced litigator advocating on their behalf but also a seasoned negotiator working for the best outcome in even the worst criminal and family law disputes.

Samantha Valentine Ellis graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2007. Ms. Ellis continued to gain valuable legal experience as an associate with a reputable, family law attorney in Duval County. A year later, Ms. Ellis was offered an opportunity to serve the community as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Curcuit. In her work as a prosecutor she handled numerous felony and misdemeanor trials including, attempted murder, aggravated battery, sexual battery, burglary, armed robbery, domestic battery and DUI.


  • Florida Coastal School of Law - 2007

Client Reviews

She took the time to listen to our concerns and advise us accordingly. She fought for us until the case was done and after the case was complete followed with us. She is one of the few attorneys I have encountered who really care.


After leaving the office I knew I had made the right choice choosing Ellis and Bryant. Their honest and in-depth knowledge gave me a new perspective about my circumstance. Not only were they looking out for me but also my family and things that could play out in the future.


During the entire process I felt safe and secure that my most important matter was just as important to her. She along with her firm worked very diligently to ensure that my rights were met and decision deliberated by the court was the appropriate and fair judicial action in regards to my case.


We had an excellent experience with TJ as our Lawyer. I couldn't be happier with the out come for my daughter's case. He was able to have her new charges along with her violatation of probation dropped. I highly recommend TJ to anyone who is looking for an honest & hard working lawyer. Thank you...


Ms Ellis took advantage of every detail and applicable law in the handling of a very contentious child custody case. Both she and Mr. Bryant were courteous and prompt in all of our correspondence. She communicated effectively with opposing counsel to facilitate a fair and equitable outcome. Highly...

Photo of Samantha Valentine Ellis and Gary T.J. Bryant checking a case, Gary is sitting while Samantha is standing, both reading the same papers on a table.

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