Leslie Sammis


Area Served

I represent clients charged with criminal offenses, with an emphasis on DUI, throughout the greater Tampa Bay area. Our main office is located in downtown Tampa. We also have offices conveniently located in New Port Richey in Pasco County, and Clearwater, in Pinellas County, FL.


I completed internships with the State Attorney’s Office in the Fourth Judicial Circuit prosecuting felony offenses, the United States Attorney’s Office in Tampa assisting federal prosecutors, and a federal judicial internship with the Honorable Henry Lee Adams, Jr., United States District Judge, for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. After law school, I worked for several years as an assistant public defender for the Fourth Judicial Circuit in misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony divisions. I worked for five years as an associate with Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis, a criminal and DUI defense law firm in Atlanta, GA. After returning to Tampa, I worked for two years at Escobar, Ramirez & Associates, P.A., where I continued to focus exclusively on criminal defense. In 2008, I co-founded the Sammis Law Firm, P.A. Over the past twelve years, the firm has grown to five attorneys who each focus on criminal and DUI defense, as well as civil asset forfeiture. Staff members include four paralegals and an intake coordinator. As a lifetime member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (HCACDL), Ms. Sammis enjoys networking with other attorneys fighting similar battles in the courtroom.


In 1999, I earned a J.D., with Honors, from the University of Florida College of Law. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma in 1996.