Samuel J. Gittle, Esq.

Samuel J. Gittle is an attorney at The Downs Law Group. He was born and raised in Queens, New York. He attended college at Washington University in Saint Louis, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Political Science, and was a member of the Classics Honorary Society and the Eta Sigma Phi Classics Honorary Society. During his time at college, Mr. Gittle worked at the Worldwide Security Services division of JP Morgan Chase as well as at Wayne Hummer Investments in Chicago, Illinois. Thereafter, Mr. Gittle attended Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. During his time in law school, Mr. Gittle interned at the Office of the Attorney General in Manhattan, New York, and at a prominent civil litigation firm in Savannah, Georgia.

Mr. Gittle was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida in 2012 and in the State of New York in 2016. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Before joining The Downs Law Group, Mr. Gittle focused on contract disputes, real estate, and general commercial litigation at a regional law firm.

On a Personal Note: Sam is an avid foodie and enjoys partaking in fantasy football leagues.

Reported Decisions:

Canon v. Ziadie, No. 4D21-356, 2021 Fla. App. LEXIS 13004 (Fla. 4th DCA Sept. 15, 2021)

  • Trial court erred in awarding prevailing party fees to seller where primary “significant” issue was which party was entitled to buyer’s deposit after termination of contract, and seller was ordered to return deposit to buyer after trial court found that liquidated damages clause was unenforceable.
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Areas of Practice:

Class Action
Mass Torts
Toxic Torts
Personal Injury

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Washington University in Saint Louis, B.A. in Classics and Political Science, 2007
  • Florida, 2012
  • New York, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Florida Bar Association 
  • Successfully defended business owner against intentional tort claim (Trespass) brought by a corporate tenant.

  • Obtained six-figure judgment at trial against corporate tenant for rents and damages.

  • Successfully defended elderly couple against ejectment action.

  • Obtained several Certificates of Title and Writ of Possessions for Third-Party Purchaser in contested foreclosure actions.