Sam grew up in Springfield, Illinois, and joined the firm after completing a federal clerkship in the Northern District of Illinois. His litigation practice covers diverse subject matters, including products liability, commercial disputes, and intellectual property. He has taken, defended, and prepared witnesses for deposition, drafted and argued substantive motions, and negotiated discovery requests and successful settlements. He previously practiced in Washington, D.C., where he focused on regulatory issues, congressional oversight, and government-related investigations and litigation.
Sam is committed to public service through pro bono and community efforts. He represents clients in class action impact litigation and contributes to the work of Cabrini Green Legal Aid, where he serves as co-chair of the Young Professionals Board. In law school, Sam served as a legal intern in the Obama administration’s White House Counsel’s Office and as a student advocate working in the areas of voting, immigration, and LGBTQ rights.