Samuel B. Cothran Jr.
Member and General Counsel
Sam Cothran leads Motley Rice's legal department, directing and advising the firm's management on diverse in-house legal matters. He supervises and handles legal matters and opinions regarding governmental compliance, contracts and legal defense. He works closely with the firm's practice group leaders and executive administrative team members on labor and employment, marketing, financial and operational issues.Sam is also responsible for proactively addressing the complex ethical challenges inherent in practicing law, such as multi-jurisdictional and international practice.
After working for an international accounting firm as a certified public accountant and for several Fortune 1,000 companies as a financial manager, Sam attended law school to complement his background in business management and finance and joined Motley Rice attorneys shortly after graduation. Sam enjoys creatively addressing the many challenges and opportunities inherent in the cutting-edge practice of a dynamic, multi-jurisdictional law firm.
Recognized as a BV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, Sam is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. As a law student, Sam served as Managing Editor of the South Carolina Law Review. He was named a Carolina Legal Scholar and awarded both the Order of the Coif and Order of the Wig and Robe. Sam is the author of Dischargeability Of Consumer Credit Card Debt In Bankruptcy After Anastas v. American Savings Bank, 48 S.C.L. Rev. 915 (1997).
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