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Sammy Ford IV

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sammy

Learn Sammy’s areas of practice.

I represent plaintiffs who have been hurt. I am board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and handle catastrophic personal injury cases, but I also practice construction, securities, and complex commercial litigation, for companies and individuals.

I am a native Houstonian and attended St. Thomas High School where I currently serve on the board. I went to Harvard and graduated with high honors, magna cum laude, in 2004. At Harvard, I served as Historian of the Harvard Political Union, the College's debating society, and as Secretary of Harvard CHANCE, a group dedicated to mentoring and tutoring students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. While participating in the leadership of CHANCE, I also helped two recently-immigrated students prepare for their English as a Second Language exam. After graduating from college, I came back to Texas for law school, finishing with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2007. During my time there, I served as Development Editor of The Review of Litigation and as Chair of the Career Services Committee of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society. In my final year, I participated in the school’s first Supreme Court Clinic. We convinced the United States Supreme Court to review our client's case during a term in which the Court agreed to hear only 78 of the 8,517 cases filed.

After graduation, I returned to Houston to clerk for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. During my time with Fifth Circuit, I worked on cases ranging from insurance law to administrative law to one of the most watched white-collar criminal cases of the 21st century. I then worked for two years at the Houston trial firm that pioneered contingent-fee commercial litigation, handling bet-the-company litigation.

I am active in the community as a member of the local and state bar associations and the local, state, and national trial lawyer associations. I currently serve as a member of the State Bar's Computer and Technology Section Council, the Houston Lawyer magazine's editorial board, and the Houston Bar Association's Law Week Committee.

When I am not working on behalf of my clients, I am active with travel, book collecting, and trying new and interesting restaurants.


Ahmad Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing PC
1221 McKinney, Suite 2500
Houston, TX, 77010

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Posted by Jessica | August 27, 2015
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Sammy Ford
Mr.Ford was amazing! He was a true blessing for me. He is very straight forward from the beginning to the very end! I would truly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2015
Review for Sammy Ford IV
Our first and we hope our only experience with a lawsuit was handled so professionally and managed so well by our attorney, Sammy Ford, that a stressful event was made much easier to endure. Sammy was able to keep our perspective and expectations realistic by providing continual information and guidance all along the way. We had a very successful outcome in our journey with Sammy and would recommend his capabilities to anyone that needs a trustworthy attorney to represent them.
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Posted by Cliff | February 6, 2015
Excellent Attorney
I was introduced to Sammy through a group of investors that had a challenging situation regarding an investment that each had made individually. Although there were over 20 individual investors involved in the case, Sammy made sure that everyone was kept informed of the status of lawsuit and the uphill battles that we may be faced with. After several years of litigation, Sammy and his team were successful in bringing a very positive conclusion to the issues. While I hope to never be involved in any future litigation, I would definitely turn to Sammy and his team to represent me if needed.
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Posted by Michele | February 3, 2015
Sammy is the best because he cares
Sammy is a good at asking the right questions. He listened to our concerns and addressed them. He was a great guide thru this hard process. I hope never to have to use his services in the future but I have too I know Sammy will be there to help.
Posted by Ann H. | November 20, 2012
Sammy Ford IV - Top Notch Attorney!
Mr. Ford did a wonderful job handling my case. He was professional, personable, diligent and very knowledgeable about the law. I highly recommend him.


  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Abraham Watkins Nichols Sorrels Agosto and Friend
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Susman Godfrey, LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Clerk
  • United States Court Of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • 2007 - 2008


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Harvard College
  • AB
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ramos v. Delgado
  • Jury verdict of $32,439.49


  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Computer and Technology Section
  • Council Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Houston Lawyer Magazine
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2008 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013


  • The Houston Lawyer
  • Using Animations in the Courtroom
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar Annual Meeting
  • Encryption
  • 2013
  • State Bar Annual Meeting
  • 60 Apps in 60 Minutes
  • 2013
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Ethics of Cloud Computing
  • 2013
  • Law Practice Management Meeting
  • Ethics of Cloud Computing
  • 2013
  • State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting
  • Cloud Computing
  • 2012
  • Personal Injury Basics
  • Personal Injury Basics
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sammy works hard to get his clients the best results possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Sammy for close to 10 years now. In that entire time he has never once done anything to cause me to question his sincerity, integrity, or ability. He is a top-notch attorney working for a top-notch firm, and I can think of few lawyers who provide their clients with better representation. I endorse him unqualifiedly."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sammy is a first rate attorney who works very hard to obtain the best results for his clients. He is highly regarded in the legal community and I would not hesitate to give him call for any civil litigation needs. It is with great honor that I highly endorse Sammy Ford IV."

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Houston Personal injury Lawyer Sammy Ford IV
Sammy Ford IV
Personal injury Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 16 years
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