The South Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL was founded in 2003. Our mission is to advance the professional status of women lawyers, to promote the rights of women generally, to enhance the visibility of women within the legal profession and within their communities, and to create and maintain supportive networks among women in the legal and other professions.
Our group of dedicated women lawyers primarily practice law in the areas of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Lake Worth, Florida.
Join us for monthly luncheons with special guest speakers, receptions, happy hour events and other special events held throughout the year.
Heather Boyer Samuels is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law—one of only 114 statewide. Ms. Samuels is the Managing Partner with Solkoff Legal, P.A., concentrating her practice in the areas of Medicaid and Veterans Asset Protection Planning, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, and Guardianship.
Ms. Samuels graduated cum laude and within the top 20% of her class at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in 2011 and was an advocate with the Moot Court Society. During law school, Ms. Samuels served for two years on the board of the Nova Law FAWL chapter and initiated the organization’s “This is What a Law Student Looks Like” t-shirt sales. Prior to law school, Ms. Samuels earned a M.A. in Women’s Studies from Florida Atlantic University, and a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Political Science from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, of Florida Atlantic University, where she was elected to the Student Senate, and was also elected to the position of Senate Speaker for two years.
In addition to serving as President of SPBC FAWL, Ms. Samuels serves the community as a member of Class VIII of the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy of the Florida Bar, the Co-Chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Elder Law Affairs Committee, the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, and a member of the Executive Council of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar.
As an attorney and as a leader, Ms. Samuels believes that it is her role to help others succeed, and she welcomes new faces to SPBC FAWL, whether to the Board, to serve on a committee, as members, and as sponsors, to further the FAWL mission, which is, “to actively promote gender equality and the leadership roles of FAWL’s members in the legal profession, judiciary and community at large.”
Although like many South Floridians Ms. Samuels is a New York native, she enjoys life in South Florida with her husband, a CPA, their two young children, and their two crazy Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.