- J.D. cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1998
- M.B.A., Duke University, 1994
- B.S. summa cum laude, University of South Carolina, 1981
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.
Recognized as a BV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, 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). 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 active in his community, serving on the board of Directors for the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center.