Meet Sam Masters

Sam N. Masters Founder of Sam Masters Legal

A former prosecutor and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney with more than 35 years of trial experience, Mr. Masters has also spent over 30 years concentrating primarily on criminal defense and personal injury cases.

Mr. Masters has been a resident of Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida since 1959. He graduated from Seabreeze High School and obtained his bachelor's degree from Florida State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He also obtained his law degree from FSU and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1983.

Sam Masters

He is a member and Volusia County Chapter Representative of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL). He also served 11 consecutive years as the President of the local chapter of FACDL prior to becoming chapter representative. He is presently a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, representing Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns and Putnam Counties (The Seventh Judicial Circuit).

Mr. Masters maintains an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest peer review rating available.

  • Florida Bar Board of Governors, 7th Circuit (2015 to 2020)
  • Member and Volusia County Chapter Representative of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL).
  • Past President, Volusia County Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1995-2006)
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Past Chairman, Seventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "C"
  • Assistant State Attorney, Office of the State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit (1983-88), serving as a special prosecutor for drug trafficking cases for two and one-half years
  • Member: Criminal Justice Review Committee for Volusia County (1997); and the Seventh Circuit Committee on Professionalism (1998)
  • Daytona Beach area resident since 1959

Why should I consider hiring you?

I have been in Daytona Beach in Volusia County my entire life. I've practiced in Volusia County in Daytona Beach for 35 years. Five years as a prosecutor, 30 years as a defense lawyer. My assistant has worked with me for 30 years. Unfortunately, that means she can find me no matter where I am. So, you will always get to talk to me. And I will be the one handling your case. You're not going to hire an AV rated lawyer with my experience and then get calls from an associate with two years of experience. We're responding to our clients constantly. We give them answers. And I will create as many options for you as possible, and I will explain those options to you until you understand them.