Sam H. Mann, Jr. was a St. Petersburg native and a Yale University graduate. He attended both Vanderbilt University and University of Florida Law Schools, being a graduate from the latter. Since he began his practice in 1951, Mr. Mann concentrated on trial law. Active in local and national bar and trial lawyers' associations, he was a Fellow of the American and Florida Bar Foundations. Mr. Mann was also a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the Florida Association of Hospital Attorneys, the American Judicature Society, and American Counsel Association.
Within the community, Mr. Mann served on the Board of Directors for the Community Regional Blood Bank and was a member emeritus of the Board of Directors of Florida Blood Services. In the past, he served as a Trustee of Eckerd College and as a board member of the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as the United Fund, St. Petersburg Progress, Family and Children's Service and the H. Milton Rogers Heart Foundation. In addition, for many years he served on the board of Directors of First Florida Bank and its predecessor, Rutland Bank. Mr. Mann was a member of the Suncoasters, Dragon Club, and St. Petersburg Yacht Club.
Mr. Mann joined our firm in 1985 and for the first and only time since its inception the firm added Mr. Mann's name to the firm and we became known as Harris, Barrett, Mann & Dew, P.A. Mr. Mann retired in 2009 and his memory remains a beloved and respected part of our 100 year history.
Former Court Affiliations: Florida Supreme Court and all Appellate, County and Circuit Courts; U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuit Courts.