Joined Firm in 2021
Sam believes in preparing diligently, getting to know the needs and motivations of his clients, and paying attention to local rules. He brings effort, enthusiasm, and energy to every case and client interaction.
- J.D., Notre Dame College of Law
- Served as editor for Notre Dame’s Journal on Emerging Technologies
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois mentor
Attorney in Champaign, IL
Sam joined Heyl Royster’s Champaign office in 2021 as an Associate attorney. He works in civil litigation, focusing on Workers’ Compensation, casualty/tort litigation, employment, civil rights, and trucking. Sam believes in preparing diligently, getting to know the needs and motivations of his clients, and paying attention to local rules. He brings effort, enthusiasm, and energy to every case and client interaction.
Sam received his J.D. from Notre Dame College of Law in 2021. While at Notre Dame, Sam served two years as an editor for the Journal on Emerging Technologies. He spent his law school summers with the Cook County Public Defender in Chicago and Heyl Royster, respectively. During his final year, he externed for the City of South Bend’s legal department and enjoyed serving the men of Knott Hall as an assistant rector.
Outside work, Sam mentors through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois program and is a fan of the Fighting Illini and Fighting Irish sports teams. He enjoys weightlifting, kayaking, and ultimate frisbee. Ask Sam about his favorite band (hint: it’s Pearl Jam).
J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
B.S., University of Illinois, Integrative Biology
Licensure(s) and Admission(s)
State Courts of Illinois
State Courts of Indiana
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois
“Protect Others, Protect Yourself: Liability, Documentation, and Private Security,” Carle Hospital (2021)
“Life Care Plans: Limits On The Commission’s Authority,” Below the Red Line - Heyl Royster Workers' Compensation Newsletter (2022)
“Res Judicata and Voluntary Dismissal,” 57 Tort Trends 2, Illinois State Bar Association (2022)
“Expert Witness Standards? Section 8-2501 and the Purtill Test,” 58 Tort Trends 1, Illinois State Bar Association (2022)
“Privileges,” chapter in Civil Trial Evidence, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2022)
“Trial,” chapter in Medical Malpractice, contributor, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2022)