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Overview

Practice Areas

Governmental Liability

Sam represents local governments and Constitutional Officers in all types of liability claims, both at the trial and appellate level. He has drafted numerous trial and appellate court briefs on the issue of liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, one of which led to a decision of first impression on whether a Sheriff acts with final policymaking authority for the county or the state in the context of an action under § 1983. He was co-drafter of a Response to a Petition for Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court on this issue. His work has also included the defense of inverse condemnation claims, eminent domain actions, zoning and land use disputes, and contracting matters.

Education

J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1996
M.B.A. coursework, Georgia State University, 2000-2003
B.S., Major in Psychology with minors in Political Science and Philosophy, Georgia Southern University, 1992

Admitted

State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Superior Courts
Georgia Supreme Court
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S.D.C., S.D. Ga.
U.S.D.C., N.D. Ga.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, S.D. Ga.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, N.D. Ga.
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Cir.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.

Membership

Certified Georgia Civil Mediator, November 2014
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, Environment and Natural Resources Committee Chair, 2016
National Association of Bond lawyers, 2014-2015
Leadership DeKalb, Class of 2010
Chair (2006-07), Taxation Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Publications

Revised and presented Occupation Taxes and Regulatory Fees publication for Georgia Municipal Association

Presentations

Georgia Department of Revenue, CAVEAT, 2017
Georgia Association of Assessing Officials, 2017
Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association, 2015
Georgia Association of Business Tax Officials, 2015
DeKalb Municipal Association (Legislative Update), 2015
Georgia Municipal Association City Attorney's Section, 2015
Tax Commissioners' Technology Development Council, May 2007
Georgia Association of Tax Officials, July 2005