Samuel D. Cardick
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Did you know?

  • In high school, Sam was demoted from cashier to bagger at the local grocery store because he spoke to the patrons too much.
  • Sam has taken several flight lessons. It was this experience that taught him he is afraid of being a pilot.
  • Sam is known for running pretty fast, but being a terrible athlete.
  • Sam has completed the Mummy Kill in Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Sam’s second best job he ever had was as a camp counselor. The best is being a litigator at Cheng Cohen.
  • Sam and his wife were married in Chicago…in January.
  • Sam went to state for violin. He was the third to last chair.
  • Sam has seen the movie Troy more times than he is willing to admit.
  • Sam has the actual cutest dog in the world, named Bess.
  • In high school, Sam was the all-school student council president because no one ran against him.

Sam is a litigator. Prior to joining Cheng Cohen, Sam served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, rising to the rank of captain. He primarily served as a military prosecutor and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. He prosecuted hundreds of cases in military and Federal courts.

Sam graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor of art in environmental geoscience and ancient studies. He also completed four years of training in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and was commissioned as a second lieutenant upon graduation. He then earned his law degree with honors from Saint Louis University School of Law. While in law school, he served as the Executive Editor of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review. His law review article was selected for publication and was recognized with the Best Student Comment Award.


  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
Bar Admissions
  • State of Illinois
  • State of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • International Franchise Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Franchising

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