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Practice Areas


  1. Admiralty & Maritime: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Appeals: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • John R.C. Bowen

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Sam on a number of cases. He is an honest, ethical, and highly skilled adversary. A gentleman in all respects, and a pleasure to work with.


    John Bowen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

K&L Gates LLP

134 Meeting Street
Suite 200
Charleston, SC, 29401


SCGood Standing199209/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Southeastern Admiralty Law Association, Planning CommitteeMember2002 - Present
Propeller Club of the United StatesBoard of Directors2000 - Present
Southeastern Admiralty Law Association, Charleston South Carolina PortDirector1997 - 1998
Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and PolicyMemberN/A
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMemberN/A
Southeastern Admiralty Law AssociationMemberN/A
South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Maritime Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Tulane Maritime Law JournalRecent Developments in Maritime Law: Personal Injury1998
Covered Events (DRI, Defense Research Institute)'Continuous Trigger' Theory Adopted (SC)1998
Virginia Journal of International LawNote: Why Do Unrecognized Governments Enjoy Sovereign Immunity? A Reassessment of the Wulfsohn Case1991
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of VirginiaEnglishMA - Masters1989
College of William & MaryEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
A Review of Admiralty, UCC and Magnuson-Moss Law Relating to Recreational Boast Sales, Warranty Issues and RepairsA Review of Admiralty, UCC and Magnuson-Moss Law Relating to Recreational Boast Sales, Warranty Issues and Repairs2007
Southeastern Admiralty Law InstituteHurricanes-Weathering the Legal Storm2005
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Annual SeminarRecent Maritime Law Developments in the Fourth Circuit and Elsewhere1999
National Business InstituteInsurance Coverage Law in South Carolina1998
National Business InstituteThird Party Coverage in South Carolina1997
Lorman Education ServicesAutomobile Litigation and Insurance Law,1996