Prior to attending law school, Sam was a reporter and editor at several midcoast Maine newspapers. There, he learned the importance of building and maintaining productive relationships with people from all walks of life—from small business owners to public officials to the regulars at the local coffee shop. Sam brings this desire to understand each individual's particular background and needs into all of his work.
Sam received his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and received an Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award in Taxation and the Edward S. Godfrey Leadership Award for his work as the Editor-in-Chief of the Maine Law Review. Sam worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Jeffrey Maine, assisting him in preparing the second edition of Intellectual Property Taxation: Problems and Materials, by Jeffrey A. Maine & Xuan-Thao Nguyen. After law school, Sam served as a law clerk for Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Donald Alexander, working on a wide array of legal issues in numerous areas of the law, developing an intimate understanding of the litigation process and honing his legal research skills.
Sam is a life-long fan of the New England Patriots and an avid fly fisherman. During the summers, he spends much of his free time hiking and exploring remote streams. During the winters, he talks about learning to ski.