Sam Crochet is an attorney in our Atlanta office. His practice includes the defense of local and national businesses in premise liability and auto accident lawsuits. He also counsels and defends healthcare and retail clients regarding data privacy/cybersecurity matters. Additionally, Sam is heavily involved in the firm’s intellectual property practice group, specifically handling copyright litigation and trademark registration/counselling matters.
Sam obtained an undergraduate degree in International Affairs from the University of Georgia in 2009. After traveling abroad for a year in South America and South East Asia, he attended Georgia State University College of Law, where he graduated in May 2013. While in law school, Sam participated in the Student Trial Litigation Association and received honors in Litigation and Advanced Litigation courses. During law school, Sam clerked for the Honorable Judge T. Jackson Bedford Jr., for whom he did extensive research on evidentiary motions within capital punishment criminal cases. Sam also externed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit and the United States Department of Labor, where he assisted in the investigation of civil claims under federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) law.
Before joining Hall Booth Smith, Sam worked as an associate for over a year at another insurance defense firm in the Atlanta area, where he represented local and national employers against workers’ compensation litigants.
Sam assists clients in navigating and complying with state and industry-specific privacy laws. He counsels clients to implement “best practices” that are unique to each industry in an attempt to reduce risk on the front end and also follow legal obligations should a data breach occur.
Sam also counsels healthcare providers as well as automobile and remote medical device manufacturers on (a) the financial/legal concerns inherent within the Internet of Things and (b) effective strategies to reduce risk and comply with varying legal obligations.