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Samuel James Derocco IV

Family Attorney at Statesboro, GA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Sam DeRocco

  • Licensed for 6 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2017
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Sam DeRocco is the founding attorney of The DeRocco Law Firm, LLC., where his practice focuses primarily on litigation-based areas, including criminal defense, domestic relations, and personal injury.

Concurrently with his private practice, Sam is the acting Solicitor-General of Jenkins County State Court. Sam was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp in September 2021 and ran unopposed for re-election in 2022.

Sam was also appointed by the Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr as a Associate Special Assistant Attorney General to represent various child welfare agencies in cases of dependency, child support, terminations of parental rights, and child abuse registry appeals throughout Georgia.

Sam also previously clerked for several judges in both Georgia state and superior courts. Particularly, while clerking at the Houston County State Court, Sam advised the Honorable Jason E. Ashford throughout all stages of a pharmaceutical liability case resulting in one of the highest jury verdicts in the Court’s history, which was affirmed on appeal, and is featured nationally in various legal and medical articles. See Pope v. Akorn, Inc., A18A1261 (Ga. App. 2018).

Sam’s experience at all levels of simple and complex litigation allows him to provide his clients with a comprehensive, tactical approach to their cases. Sam has been retained by clients to re-evaluate their litigation strategies; negotiate the resolution of high-stake risks; and step-in to argue and litigate cases, even on short notice.

Sam is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Georgia, Georgia’s trial courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court.

Sam graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, with dual specialization certificates in Trial Advocacy and Transactional Law. He then graduated from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 2017 with his Juris Doctor.


The DeRocco Law Firm, LLC.
1 South College Street #8
Statesboro, GA, 30458

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Posted by Christina | December 1, 2021
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Amazing Guy All Around
I hope this doesn't find you too late, but i've been dealing with alot since even before my move so I hope you'll forgive the delay. Samuel Derocco did an awesome job getting to know my difficult situation and working with me to help as much as he could. I had some issues with my license (to put it simply) which I ended up in court for for months. This was a HUGE problem because I was in the midst of moving across country. My husband was already there waiting for me and his 6mo old to join him. I was living with family in the meantime. He listened to my story and spoke genuinely on my behalf working with the court officials to find the best legal way to handle this. He was very knowledgeable, even on the out of state laws. I seriously cried at how well things came out for me and the compassion and understanding shown in regards to my case. In the end I was spared the worst and given the freedom to be in my new home with my husband and our new baby. I am eternally grateful and hope that you are thriving in your life and your business. Best of luck! -CLC
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Posted by Bryce Folson | October 29, 2021
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Amazing Lawyer
Mr. Derocco was very professional and communicative throughout the whole process. He advocated very heavily for my case which resulted in a dismissal. I highly recommend hiring Mr. Derocco.
Posted by Emily | March 22, 2021
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Best lawyer in town!!!
Sam was great!!! Walked me through the divorce process that I had been trying to fight on my own! Sam eased all of my fears. He explained everything in a way that it was easy to understand. Very friendly and super professional! Would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs a lawyer.
Posted by Ashley | June 30, 2020
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Definitely Recommend
When I first got my case and did not know what to do, I entered Sam’s office and he seemed very willing to help. We discussed pricing, which were extremely affordable, and he immediately jumped on my case. Over the course of months Sam made it a point to update me periodically on any developments in my case. By the end, he had done everything I wanted and more and gave me a really great outcome. I would definitely recommend him for anybody I come across.
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Posted by Victoria | February 28, 2020
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Caring Help During Our Time of Need
When my brother died intestate early in 2019, I was appointed administrator of his estate. One of the most perplexing issues I encountered was the disposition of my brother’s house. In most cases the administrator would simply put the house up for sale. However, in this situation there were circumstances that made this course of action untenable. I was advised to seek a solution directly with the mortgage company but was unable to contact anyone that had the authority to settle the issue. At this point I sought help from Mr. DeRocco. He was very understanding and made me feel that I had an advocate going forward. He was able to make contact with the mortgage firm’s attorneys and, over the course of time, work out a solution. He then helped with the legalities and the paperwork, resulting in a conclusion that satisfied both parties. I would highly recommend Mr. DeRocco as an attorney who will take the time to understand your problems and follow through with recommendations and action. At a time when I needed some encouragement, he made me feel hopeful that things would work out for the best. He helped remove a serious impediment in my effort to complete the work for the estate.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • The Mock Law Firm, LLC.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Ogeechee Judicial Circuit
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • Houston County State Court
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Emmett L. Goodman, Jr.
  • 2015 - 2016
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  • Mercer University-W. George L.S.
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science - Legal Studies
  • 2014


  • Bulloch County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

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Statesboro Family Lawyer Samuel James Derocco IV
Samuel James Derocco IV
Family Attorney
Statesboro, GA
Licensed for 6 years
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