Warren N. Sams, Attorney
Warren Sams earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1986 and his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1989. He then clerked for the Honorable Neal B. Biggers, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. He has been practicing law in Georgia since 1990. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him an AV rating, which is their highest rating for practicing attorneys.
Mr. Sams has extensive experience in construction law, injury and malpractice tort litigation, commercial litigation and employment disputes. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts, in Federal District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He has served as lead and co-counsel in trials, arbitrations, and mediations, both in and outside Georgia.
Construction Contracts and Claims
Mr. Sams has practiced construction law throughout his career. He has drafted many design contracts, construction contracts, and other related construction documents for owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.
Mr. Sams has handled multi-million dollar disputes on hospitals and healthcare facilities, roadways, wastewater and sludge treatment facilities, shopping centers, apartment complexes, office buildings, and municipal facilities projects. He has represented owners, designers, general contractors, subcontractors, and fabricators/suppliers. Cases frequently include issues of delay, acceleration, defective design, defective construction, differing site conditions, and misrepresentation.
Examples of Mr. Sams’ construction law experience include:
Negligence Causing Serious Injury or Death
Mr. Sams represents individuals who have been severely injured or who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of others.
Examples of Mr. Sams’ recent experience in this field include:
Commercial Litigation and Employment Disputes
Mr. Sams also represents a wide variety of businesses and individuals in commercial business disputes. Examples include:
- Representation of businesses in collection of accounts and contract balances in excess of $50,000.
- Board of Regents v. Doe, 278 Ga. App. 878, 630 S.E.2d 85 (2006)(establishing Board of Regents’ contractual liability for employment contracts even where the Board has not voted to approve the contract)
Mr. Sams lettered twice on the varsity football team at Yale. He has served on the Association of Yale Alumni’s Board of Governors, where he was the Board’s legal affairs representative to the University, and he remains involved with alumni affairs. He and his wife have been married for over thirteen years and they have a son and daughter.
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit 1991
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