Sam is an associate in the St. Louis office where his practice primarily focuses on representing employers in lawsuits involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, trade secrets, and other employment-related claims. In addition to litigating at the state and federal level, Sam represents employers in pre-litigation matters before administrative agencies and provides advice and counsel to employers, including drafting handbooks, personnel policies, and other employment-related documents.
Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Sam practiced Missouri Workers’ Compensation law for an insurance defense firm in St. Louis. Sam received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. While in law school, Sam served as an editor for the SLU Law Journal. Additionally, he gained experience interning for the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, as well as a local civil plaintiff’s firm.