Sam knew from an early age that he wanted to work as a public defender. He attended college at Rutgers University where he studied politics and volunteered at a New York City agency assisting in the representation of parolees charged with violating the conditions of their parole.

After college, Sam attended Boston College Law School where he took every opportunity to continue working with indigent people charged with crimes. During the summer after his first year of law school, Sam volunteered at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, Youth Advocacy Division (YAD) in Somerville. While at YAD, Sam developed a passion for working with children stuck in the perils of court involvement.

After graduating from Law School, Sam joined CPCS as a staff attorney at the Plymouth County Trial Office in Brockton, where he worked for two years representing adults in the District and Superior Courts. In Brockton, Sam developed a client-centered and holistic approach to representation.  Sam makes it a priority to make sure that the voices of all his clients get heard in the courtroom.

Sam was thrilled to return to YAD Roxbury in the Fall of 2019 and has been representing children in the Boston juvenile courts ever since.