After an accident, it can be difficult for an injury victim to stand up to an insurance company by themselves and seek fair compensation. Sam is a compassionate ally and an aggressive fighter who is ready to face the insurance companies on behalf of his clients. Sam is based out of our Denver office, where he tirelessly seeks justice for those in need.
Sam grew up in Denver, Colorado, and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Gonzaga School of Law. Before studying law, Sam attended William Jewell College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Organizational Communication. Sam was also a four-time letterman for the William Jewell Cardinals Baseball team. During his time in law school, Sam was the Comments Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review, a two-time member of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Team, and Secretary of the Student Bar Association. Sam’s legal career began at an estate planning law firm, where he was a Legal Assistant. It was there that he realized how much he truly enjoyed helping others with his legal experience. While in law school, Sam gained valuable experience as a judicial intern at the Spokane County Superior Court and as a legal intern at a prominent defense firm.
Sam is licensed in Colorado, and is ready to advocate for people in personal injury claims, such as motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and dog bite cases. Sam’s driving goal is to take the burden of the case off the shoulders of the clients he represents, allowing them to focus on their recovery. Sam believes that the victims of accidents should not have to navigate through the legal process alone. He is proud to take on all the legal work for his clients so they may focus on getting their lives back on track after an accident.
Outside of the office, Sam enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and playing with his two basset hounds, Walter and Odie. Sam is also an avid football fan – Go Broncos!
- B.A., History and Organizational Communication, William Jewell College
- J.D., University of Gonzaga School of Law
- Personal Injury Claims
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Deaths
- 18-Wheeler Collisions
- Automobile Collisions
- Defective Products
- Dog Bites
- Premises Liability
- Burn Injury
- State Bar of Colorado
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
- Samuel R. Thomas, Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado: A Constitutional Battle of Public Policy, 53 Gonz. L. Rev. 355 2018.