|IL||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||2005||05/16/2017|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
Suspended indefinitely means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for an as yet unknown period of time. The attorney will need to re-apply for admission to the Bar if he or she intends to resume practice in the future.
Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a specific period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
Samuel’s comment: “30 Day Suspension from 10/01/2014 to 10/30/2014 for forgetting to pay licensing fee. Once realized, fee was paid immediately.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Managing Partner||Law Offices of Samuel G. Vazanellis||2014 - Present|
|Judge Pro Tem||Town of Merrillville||2014 - Present|
|Murder felony||Lake County Public Defender's Office||2008 - Present|
|Associate||Thiros & Stracci||2010 - 2013|
|Associate General Counsel||Cohen & Thiros||2004 - 2009|
|Town Attorney||Town of Merrillville||2004 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||Cohen & Thiros||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Lake County Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Calumet American Inn of Court||Barrister||2004 - Present|
|Indiana State Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|State Of Indiana v. Jerode Cursey||Not Guilty|
|State of Indiana v. Kelvin McGill||Not Guilty|
|State of Indiana v. Jermaine Beck||Not Guilty|
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|Valparaiso University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Indiana University||Chemistry||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|Experts and Forensics||Expert Witnesses||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
I wish i didnt have to rate him because this man sucks bad... But i didnt get that option.....Its been since 2012 and my case isn't closed yet....this man didn't do anything to help my accident case....instead he made it worse and now I will never get my bills paid...people trying to sue me and garnish my paycheck. He doesn't know what he is doing... He is trying to sue a broke man on my behalf and not the insurance company like he was suppose to. Personally I think he was working for the insurance company and not me. Run far away from this cat!!!!!!! When I figure out how to sue him for messing me over....I will!!!!!!
Joseph Moore, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
I have known Sam for nearly 20 years. He is a brilliant scholar who happens to be an attorney. He handles a wide variety of cases for all kinds of clients, big and small. In addition to working in Indiana, he can also represent client's needs in Chicago. From personal injury cases to criminal defense, hiring Sam is one of the smartest decisions you can make.
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