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Catherine Samuelson

Catherine Samual

Rowan Samuelson Law, LLC

Attorney at Law ; Health Care Administrator | Tampa, Florida | Law Practice

Ms. Samuelson attended 4 years of undergraduate university at both University of Notre Dame and Indiana University at South Bend. She earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees with High Distinction (Psychology and Sociology), and received many academic scholarships and Honors.

She matriculated into Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana, and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. After sitting for the Indiana Bar exam, which she successfully passed, she became a member of the Indiana Bar. Attorney Samuelson was a member of that state’s bar for many years. Cathy worked as a civil litigation intern at ICE MILLER and was a former Staff Attorney for the Marion County Department of Public Welfare in Indianapolis. Additionally, she did private practice work for clients, usually involving projects pertaining to Health-Care law, assisting physicians and others with mergers, acquisitions and employment contracts.

After moving to Florida, Cathy became a certified mediator in several areas and used her skills in County/Family, Real Estate Foreclosure, and Civil Circuit cases. In 2004, she became a member of the Florida Bar. Her career achievements also include serving as inside general counsel and administrator for a multi-million dollar medical/surgical practice. Since that time, Catherine founded Rowan Samuelson Law, PA, a private practice law firm located in Tampa, Florida.

Q. What are a lawyer’s main duties?

A. A lawyer has two main duties: to uphold the law while also protecting a client’s rights. To carry out these duties, a lawyer should understand the law and be an effective communicator.

Q. Is most of a lawyer’s time spent in court?

A. No. Most lawyers normally spend more time in an office than in a courtroom. The practice of law most often involves researching legal developments, investigating facts, writing and preparing legal documents, giving advice, and settling disputes.

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

  • Review your contracts *advise you on alternative strategies
  • Explain your rights under the law
  • Assist you in organizing important documents
  • Advocate your position
  • Common sense problem solving with an ethical approach

In House, General Counsel

Proactive problem solving, accomplished attorney with proven success in general corporate law, healthcare law, employment/HR management, mediation, and regulatory compliances.

  • Contract Drafting & Negotiating
  • Healthcare Law
  • Employment Law
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Accounting Oversight
  • Fiscal Management
  • Privacy Compliance Officer
  • Administrator

Education

Doctor of Jurisprudence. Indiana University at Indpls, IN Bachelor of Arts, With High Distinction. Indiana Univ (IUSB)

Licensures

FLORIDA BAR #707171, active good standing

INDIANA BAR #4798-27, inactive

Admitted US Federal Court Florida Admitted US Federal District Court Indiana

Other Relevant Experience

Adjunct Faculty/Professor at Rochester Community & Technical College. Public speaking, lecture presentations, student mentoring, (business, pre-legal, and paralegal classes).

Former Staff Attorney, State of Indiana, Marion County, Department of Child Welfare