Did You Know?

Sam is a pretty fast runner but a terrible athlete.

In high school, Sam played violin in the state orchestra. He was the third to last chair.

Sam and his wife, Lauren, were married on a January day in Chicago. It was an unseasonable 50 degrees.

Sam is a new parent as of February 2018 and is sometimes afraid of telling other parents that he and his wife slept through the night by week three because Oliver really is the greatest baby ever.

Sam completed the Mummy Kill in Rocky Mountain National Park.

A former presidential candidate declared Sam’s dog Bess, the cutest dog in the world.

Sam was demoted from cashier to bagger at his local grocery store in high school because he talked to the customers too much.

Sam would rather undergo medieval torture than feel tape on his fingernails.

Sam has seen the movie Troy more times than he is willing to admit.

Sam and his wife blended their last name.

Sam focuses his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration. 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, and prosecuted hundreds of cases in military and Federal courts. Sam applies the keen investigative and inquisitive skills he developed as a prosecutor to analyze every aspect of his cases. He also continues to pursue his “you can’t handle the truth” moment, even though he is no longer in uniform.

During college Sam completed four years of training in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and was commissioned as a second lieutenant upon graduation.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Saint Louis University School of Law
    • Bachelor of Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Associations

    • International Franchise Association
    • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
  • Bar Admissions

    • State of Illinois
    • State of Missouri
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and District of Colorado