Sam specializes in complicated business matters, sticky employment situations, and catastrophic injury cases. Sam combines a big-picture perspective, a detailed knowledge of the facts, and a deep understanding of the applicable law.  

Sam is a team-oriented litigator. He encourages his clients to be active participants in their cases and enjoys working with them during the collaborative, brainstorming process. He believes that some of the best arguments and trial themes are ones developed together. 

Prior to becoming a trial lawyer in Portland, Sam spent two years as a public school teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. After teaching, Sam moved back to his hometown in Oregon where he spent a year working in a local lumber mill before attending law school. 

In his free time, Sam enjoys playing sports, reading, and spending time with friends and family. He is also the coach of the SFK softball team. 

Oregon, 2008
U.S. District Court, 2008
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012 

University of Oregon, JD, 2008
Willamette University, BA, 2002  

Beaverton Education Foundation, Board Member, 2017-2019
Classroom Law Project, Board Member, 2020-2022