Samuel Samson Sykes, II

191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303-1775

Sam Sykes is an associate in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith. Since joining HBS, Mr. Sykes has tried multiple civil jury trials as first chair, in both federal and state courts. Before moving into civil practice, Mr. Sykes served as an Assistant Solicitor-General in the State Court of Gwinnett County, gaining comprehensive courtroom experience. He has successfully prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, solo-chaired multiple jury trials from voir dire to verdict, tried several bench trials, argued motions on behalf of the State, and negotiated a multitude of plea agreements.

He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. While in law school, he received six CALI Awards for Academic Excellence and was a Sara and Michael Salomon Prize Award Recipient. He was active in the Student Bar Association, serving as secretary and 2 years as a class representative. He was also an Office of Academic Achievement Fellow from 2012-2014. While in law school, Mr. Sykes interned in all three legal communities (corporations, governmental, and private practice) to acquire invaluable insight for future clients.

An Atlanta native, Mr. Sykes attended Woodward Academy, and received his B.A. in Political Science from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Sykes is married to Laura Parker Sykes, and has one son. He and his family are members of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, magna cum laude, 2014
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University, Political Science, 2010

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Alumni Association – Board Member
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Southern Loss Association
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • DeKalb Bar Association
  • Peachtree Presbyterian Church

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Effective Ethical Evaluations: Avoiding Bad Faith in Property Loss Evaluations”, Southern Loss Association, August 2019
  • “Becoming an Expert on Experts”, Southern Loss Association, March 2019
  • “Depositions 101”, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, March 2017
  • “Navigating OSHA’s New Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements”, Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc., November 2016
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Sam Sykes is an associate in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith. Since joining HBS, Mr. Sykes has tried multiple civil jury trials as first chair, in both federal and state courts. Before moving into civil practice, Mr. Sykes served as an Assistant Solicitor-General in the State Court of Gwinnett County, gaining comprehensive courtroom experience. He has successfully prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, solo-chaired multiple jury trials from voir dire to verdict, tried several bench trials, argued motions on behalf of the State, and negotiated a multitude of plea agreements.

He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. While in law school, he received six CALI Awards for Academic Excellence and was a Sara and Michael Salomon Prize Award Recipient. He was active in the Student Bar Association, serving as secretary and 2 years as a class representative. He was also an Office of Academic Achievement Fellow from 2012-2014. While in law school, Mr. Sykes interned in all three legal communities (corporations, governmental, and private practice) to acquire invaluable insight for future clients.

An Atlanta native, Mr. Sykes attended Woodward Academy, and received his B.A. in Political Science from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Sykes is married to Laura Parker Sykes, and has one son. He and his family are members of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, magna cum laude, 2014
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University, Political Science, 2010

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Alumni Association – Board Member
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Southern Loss Association
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • DeKalb Bar Association
  • Peachtree Presbyterian Church

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Effective Ethical Evaluations: Avoiding Bad Faith in Property Loss Evaluations”, Southern Loss Association, August 2019
  • “Becoming an Expert on Experts”, Southern Loss Association, March 2019
  • “Depositions 101”, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, March 2017
  • “Navigating OSHA’s New Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements”, Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc., November 2016
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