L.F. Sams, Jr.


Sandy Sams practices primarily in litigation. His current practice includes the defense of professional liability claims, including claims against attorneys, accountants, healtcare providers and other professionals as well as the defense of product liability claims.  He is also active in the areas of business and commercial ligation, and construction litigation.




  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1961; Carrier Scholar; Graduated with honors; Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, LL.B., 1963; Editor-in-Chief, Mississippi Law Journal, 1962-1963; Graduated with honors; Faculty Award Phi Delta Phi Outstanding Law Graduate 1963

Military Service:

  • Asst. Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army 18th Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, NC  1963-1965


  • American Bar Association
  • Product Liability Committee
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Professional Acknowledgments

  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • The Mississippi Bar, Past President
  • Young Lawyers Section, Past President
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • Lee County Bar Association, Past President
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Academy of Health Care Attorneys
  • American Judicature Society, Former Trustee
  • Mississippi Judicial Advisory Study Committee, Chairman 2000-2003
  • American Law Institute
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1983 to date (Professional Malpractice, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation)
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers

Court Admissions

  • All state and federal courts, Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Community Development Foundation
  • Tupelo Kiwanis Club, Past President
  • Life Member, University of Mississippi Alumni Association
  • Lamar Order, University of Mississippi
  • Harrisburg Baptist Church

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi


  • 1962