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Sam McGovern Esq.

Estate planning Attorney at La Mesa, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2020
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Sam McGovern is an attorney who was born and raised in San Diego, California. He obtained the degree of Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from California Western School of Law in San Diego, graduating in the top 2% of his class. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sam McGovern worked as a police officer. The unexpected take-away from Sam's time in law enforcement was a unique expertise in problem solving and conflict resolution.

Sam’s unique background lends itself to providing excellent representation to clients that results in peace of mind. He’s been there when individuals were first faced with seemingly insurmountable legal issues and understands how to help take away the uncertainty. Sam most enjoys helping families plan their legacies, protect their hard work, and provide for their loved-ones through estate planning.

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Location

McGovern Law Group
9320 Fuerte Drive Ste. 103
La Mesa, CA, 91941
McGovern Law Group | Alpine
2524 Alpine Blvd. Ste. A
Alpine, CA, 91901
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Posted by John J | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well exceeded our expectations
We used them for our Estate and Trust work and found them to be very thorough, knowledgeable and more affordable than we would have expected. They also give you the sense that your concerns and privacy are a top priority. I would recommend them to anyone. Great feeling to have all of our estate planning concluded!
Posted by Troy | June 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Neighbor Issue
Ive had a continual issue with being harassed by my neighbor and Sam was able to step in and help me. Since taking Sam on as my attorney in this matter I have not been harassed once where before Sam got involved it was at least a weekly occurrence. Highly recommend.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McGovern Law Group
  • 2020 - Present
  • Teaching Fellow
  • California Western School Of Law
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • Various Entities
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Police Officer
  • Martinsburg Police Department
  • 2012 - 2017
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude
  • 2020
  • West Virginia State Police Academy
  • Law Enforcement Officer Certification
  • 2013
  • Liberty University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Murder Trial

Associations

  • Irish American Bar Association of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • La Jolla Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • La Mesa Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Probate Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Excellence Award (x6)
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2019
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • 2019
  • Chief's Award of Merit
  • Martinsburg Police Department
  • 2016
  • Officer of the Month
  • Martinsburg Police Department
  • 2016
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • BNI United Chapter Meeting
  • Trusts for Any Home Owner
  • 2021
  • BNI United Chapter Meeting
  • Intro to Estate Planning
  • 2020
  • Career & Professional Development Office 1L Orientation
  • Using the Career Office to Obtain Practical Experience
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is an impressive attorney with a background in law enforcement. He is highly capable, measured, and diligent. Feel secure in your decision to retain his counsel."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a great guy with a sharp mind and broad perspective thanks to his previous career in law enforcement. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable and thoughtful attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is an excellent attorney and will handle your matters professionally and with great care. Highly recommend."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a passionate attorney and truly cares about his clients. He is a great listener and can handle all types of estate planning matters, from complicated to simple, extensive to small. Highly recommend!"
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is an outstanding attorney and I wouldn't hesitate to refer clients to him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam and I attended law school together, went through bar prep together, and started our respective law practices at the same time. Over the years, I have come to know Sam both as a friend and as a force to be reckoned with in legal matters. He is intelligent, kind, helpful, loyal, honest, courageous, and strategic. He will listen to your concerns with patience and understanding but will fight for you with all of the zeal and efficiency of a man who knows the law and how to present it in a persuasive, confident, logical way. Both as a friend and a colleague, I wholeheartedly endorse Sam and McGovern Law Group."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly recommend hiring Mr. McGovern for representation on a criminal case. He recently assisted me in the preparation and presentation of a murder case including overall strategy, research, case organization, discovery, opening statement, direct and cross examination of witnesses including experts, jury instructions and closing arguments. His organizational skills are exceptional. His prior experience as a police officer is a valuable asset, as he is familiar with police procedures and investigative techniques and can point out where procedures weren't followed, what discovery should be available for the defense and what errors and/or flaws exist in their investigation of the case. He is very well versed in the law having graduated 4th in his class. If I were in trouble I would not hesitate hiring Mr. McGovern to represent me."
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La Mesa Estate planning Lawyer Sam McGovern Esq.
Sam McGovern Esq.
Estate planning Attorney
La Mesa, CA
Licensed for 3 years
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