Sam is a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group and represents businesses and individuals in civil disputes. His experience includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in North Carolina state and federal courts. He has also represented clients through various alternative dispute resolution methods, including mandated and voluntary mediations, and arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the American Arbitration Association. Sam has helped banks, science and technology companies, manufacturers, service providers, commercial real estate managers, broker-dealers, and those affected by trust and estate issues to navigate the courts and available alternative dispute resolution methods in an effort to achieve desirable results for those affected by business and financial conflict.
A native of Tryon, North Carolina, Sam first came to Raleigh to attend N.C. State University as a Park Scholar, where he graduated magna cum laude. After working for a year in Colorado, Sam attended Wake Forest University School of Law. In law school, he appeared in federal court as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina and served as a summer clerk to the Honorable Robert Holt Edmunds, Jr. of the North Carolina Supreme Court. At Wake, Sam was an Articles Editor on the Wake Forest Law Review and a Moot Court competitor in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition.
Awards & Recognitions
- Listed among Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite: Litigation (2017); Young Guns (2016, 2018)
Professional & Community Activities
- American Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Wake County Bar Association
- Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Project Together
- N.C. State University Park Scholarship Regional Selection Committee
- Meals on Wheels Young Executives Committee