|VA||Authorized to practice law||1999||02/13/2017|
|Partner||Overbey, Hawkins & Wright||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Advanced Auto Parts||2010 - 2011|
|Attorney||Glenn, Feldmann, Darby & Goodlatte||2002 - 2009|
|Attorney||Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lynchburg Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Local Government Attorneys of Virginia||Member||2001 - Present|
|Roanoke Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|William & Mary Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Duke University||Public Policy||BS - Bachelor of Science||1992|
Posted by Peter
Sam took on our criminal case which could have rendered a catastrophic legal result. Without getting into the specifics of the case, the accused had an inappropriate relationship with a custodial minor. The felony and misdemeanor charges meant that the defendant was facing up to 24 years incarceration. But Sam had knowledge of system and the discernment to pursue a strategy which resulted in a small fraction of that time--less that a year. I will admit that I had doubts about his recommendations. But he proved to be absolutely correct and the outcome was better than anyone expected--including some of the state's own evaluators. .
If you are ever facing a serious criminal charge and you need an attorney who understands the system and who can work on your behalf, I would highly recommend Sam Vance.