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Overview

Sammy is a commercial litigator who helps clients solve a variety of complex challenges.

Sammy knows how to meet a client’s business, financial and litigation needs. He represents clients in all aspects of dispute resolution, including defending against and asserting claims of breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and disputes related to Title IX, among other areas. Sammy has experience in counseling clients in both minor and multimillion dollar lawsuits involving a variety of industries, including education, healthcare and consumer financial services. Sammy also assists institutions of higher education in internal and regulatory investigations, where he delivers high quality analysis to aid with institutional response to difficult issues, ranging from allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination to handling at-risk employees and students. 

Sammy is well acquainted with the judicial system and all stages of the litigation process and understands the balance between the aggressive pursuit of litigation and when to seek a cost-effective legal solution for clients.

Sammy was a summer associate with Husch Blackwell prior to joining the firm, and he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jeff Manske in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. While in law school, Sammy earned the title of Best Speaker in the Chicago Bar Association National Moot Court Competition and was the Finalist in Baylor Law School’s “Mad Dog” Mock Trial Competition.

Services

Education

  • J.D., Baylor Law School
    • cum laude
    • Baylor Law Review, Articles Editor
    • Louis S. Muldrow Jury Argument Award
    • Bob and Karen Wortham Practice Court Award
    • Baylor Barrister Society
  • B.A., Baylor University
    • Psychology

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
Outside the Office

Sammy never misses the Austin City Limits music festival.

A former bass guitarist and DJ, he remains a devoted live music fan. Sammy has not missed Austin’s annual music festival since he first attended in 2010.

Community Leadership

Standing up for the young and vulnerable.

As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in the child protective services (CPS) court, Sammy advocated for children in foster care by investigating cases and presenting reports in hearings to assist judges in deciding the best placement for children.

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