Hi there, I’m Sam.
During the past decade, Sam has represented plaintiffs and their loved ones who have suffered from serious personal injury, wrongful death, elder abuse, and child sexual abuse. When you need someone to stand up for your rights, Sam is an attorney you want in your corner. He brings energy, a diligent work ethic, a fresh approach and a strong desire to see justice prevail.
While attending Santa Clara Law School, Sam worked vigorously as an intern at the Santa Cruz district attorney’s office protecting consumer rights and at an immigration clinic helping victims of domestic abuse. In fact, he became a lawyer to fight for people’s rights, and to help tip the scales toward justice. Since graduating from law school and passing the California Bar exam in 2012, Sam has been immersed in a diverse spectrum of civil litigation as an advocate for Plaintiffs in both individual cases and large class action lawsuits in the Watsonville and Salinas valley area.
In 2016, he joined Scruggs, Spini and Fulton Law Firm in Santa Cruz California and became a member of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform. There, he recognized the dire need for passionate litigators to fight for the rights of elderly victims against prevalent abuse occurring on a daily basis in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the country. As part of nursing home litigation groups, he quickly realized that much of the neglect and abuse stemmed from one thing – Greed and a disturbing philosophy of profits over people. In the past six years, Sam’s passion as an advocate for elders and their families has grown as he as dedicated the majority of his practice to recovering millions of dollars for victims of Corporate Greed.
Sam served in Germany in the U.S. military during the Cold War, graduated from Western Washington University as the Outstanding Journalism Graduate of the Year, and worked in California and Hawaii for over a decade as a Crane Operator. It was his desire to fight for people’s rights in our legal system that eventually led him to return to school and obtain a law degree. His passion for justice and years of real-life experience earned him the coveted Dean’s List Scholarship at Santa Clara University.
Sam brings a passion and deep respect for justice to his practice of law, and works tirelessly as an advocate for his clients to insure they receive everything they are entitled to under the law.
Sam enjoys sailing, surfing, horseback riding, motorcycling, mountain biking, snowboarding, traveling, camping, and spending time doing all of these activities with family.
- Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2012
- Western Washington University, B.A., 1993
- Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyer’s Association
- Santa Cruz County Advocates
- California State Bar
- California Association of Consumer Attorneys
- California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform