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Samuel "Sammy" Svalina was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 15, 1964. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1990. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, District of South Carolina, Supreme Court; and United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit. His educational background includes: Washington and Lee University (Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1986); University of South Carolina (Juris Doctoral in 1990). He was a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Fraternity. He is certified by the South Carolina Bar as a Mediator in the Circuit Court. He served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Signal Corps in 1987. His practice areas include personal injuries; wrongful death; motor vehicle accidents, workers compensation, and product injuries.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
  4. Car Accident: 20%
  5. Other: 15%
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Contingent (28-40%), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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    I have worked side-by-side with Sammy for more than 15 years. I can honestly say that I have never known an attorney that is more passionate about his profession or who has shown more compassion for those that are struggling. I have seen Sammy work tirelessly over the years advocating for his clients. He is a trial attorney who will fight aggressively until the very end and will not compromise in his quest to make sure that his clients receive the justice they deserve.


    Timothy Wogan General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. Over the past 20 years or more I have opposed Mr. Svalina in numerous personal injury cases. I have always found him to be well prepared, ethical, and passionate in representing his clients. You can't ask for much more in an advocate.


    W. Sams
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Svalina Law Firm, PA

601 Bladen Street
2 Westbury Park Way
Beaufort, SC


SCGood Standing199003/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Certified MediatorSC Bar Association2015 - Present
PresidentSvalina Law Firm, P.A.1990 - Present
ProsecutorTown of Port Royal1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified Civil Trial Advocate2016 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
Beaufort Bar AssociationMemberN/A
South Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
South Carolina Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Melvin M. Belli SocietyMemberN/A
Beaufort Family BarPresident1994 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drew v. Wal-MartJury Verdict for Plaintiff $2,200,000
Drew v. Waffle House, Inc.Jury Verdict
Baker v. Marsh Side Owners Association, Inc., et al.Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Celebrate Hilton HeadWorker's Compensation: You Have Rights If Injured On The Job2013
Beaufort GazetteJury Awards Couple $1.7 Million2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Washington and Lee UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual ConventionSlip, Fall and Win2002