Sam Armstrong Joins the State Attorney’s Office

Press Release

The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on March 1, 2019, Sam Armstrong joined our Jackson County office as an Assistant State Attorney in the felony division.

Mr. Armstrong received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Armstrong worked as a Certified Public Accountant, having obtained an accounting degree from the University of North Florida.  Mr. Armstrong has litigation experience from both private practice and as a prosecutor.  While in private practice, Mr. Armstrong worked on a wide variety of civil cases and was a partner with the Miami law firm of Richey, Munroe, Fine, Goodman, and Armstrong.  Mr. Armstrong has served as both a state and federal prosecutor, and worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for a total of 22 years.  While an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Armstrong worked in the forfeiture, civil, and criminal divisions, and served as a press spokesperson.  He also served as the Chief of the Ocala Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.  More recently, Mr. Armstrong served as an Assistant State Attorney in the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial Circuit.  Mr. Armstrong has tried a wide variety of criminal cases, including trials in bank robbery, strong arm robbery, drug, murder, solicitation for murder, assault, tax evasion, law enforcement corruption, immigration, firearm, and burglary cases.  We welcome Mr. Armstrong to our team!

For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.