Warren N. Sams, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Sams Law Firm
 | 303 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 4340
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-420-0291
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of The Sams Law Firm, Warren N. Sams III represents people in Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding areas. He focuses his practice on personal injury, construction law, truck accidents and professional licensure. Mr. Sams handles cases involving construction contracts, overloaded tractor-trailers, wrongful death, premises liability, medical malpractice, construction delay claims, mechanic's liens, construction site injuries and construction defects.

In 1986, Mr. Sams graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While attending Yale, he played on the varsity football team, lettering twice. Mr. Sams then went to University of Virginia School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1989.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Sams has dedicated himself to providing the best possible legal service to his clients and has assisted many people with their legal matters. His adherence to legal ethics and superior legal skills has earned him the highest rating possible of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Sams was also named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in 2010 by The National Trial Lawyers. The same year, he succeeded in winning a wrongful death verdict that was the largest in the history of Gwinnett County.

Mr. Sams is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Sams is admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He is a former member of the board of governors for the Association of Yale's Alumni.

* AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Construction Litigation (40%): Construction Defects

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Construction Defects


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019

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About Warren Sams, III

Admitted: 1990, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.samslaw.net/About/Warren-N-Sams-Iii.shtml


  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Post Conviction Assistance Project, University of Virginia School of Law, 1989
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • AV Martindale-Hubbell Rating, 2000 - 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia, 1990

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past Member, Board of Governors, Association of Yale Alumni
  • Past President, Yale Club of Georgia

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent Lecturer, Seminars on Construction Law, OSHA Regulations, Construction Claims Documentation and Maximizing Jury Verdicts


  • In 2011, the Firm won an $8 million wrongful death verdict in Gwinnett County that was the largest wrongful death verdict on record for that county.  The Firm also obtained more than $5 million in personal injury and medical malpractice settlements in 2011.

Representative Clients:

  • Bennett v. Builders II, Inc., 237 Ga. App. 756, 516 S.E.2d 808, 1999
  • Lee Gregory, Inc. v. Scandanavian House, LP, 209 Ga. App. 285, 433 S.E.2d 687, 1993
  • MNM 5 v. Anderson/6438 Northeast Partners, 215 Ga. App. 407; 451 S.E.2d 788, 1994
  • Cargile v. Horton Homes, Inc., 56 F.3d 1391, 11th Cir. 1995
  • Bennett v. Cotton, 244 Ga. App. 784, 536 S.E.2d 802, 2000
  • Rockdale Health Sys. v. Holder, 280 Ga. App. 298, 2006
  • Board of Regents v. Doe, 278 Ga. App. 878, 630 S.E.2d 85, 2006
  • Jeffrey Sonnenfeld v. Emory University, et. al.
  • Tractor-trailer collisions
  • Catastrophic injuries and wrongful death
  • West End Enterprises, Inc.
  • Omni Prepaid Cellular
  • Lawrence Design Group
  • Builders II, Inc.
  • Comfort Dental Studio, Inc.
  • Diversified Capital Resources
  • McGarrity-Garcia Residential, LLC
  • The Power Oil Company, Inc.
  • Gresham Smith & Partners
  • Athens Regional Health Services, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, B.A. in Political Science, Honors: Yale University Varsity Football, 1986
Find Me Online
Website - www.samslaw.net
Office Location for Warren N. Sams, III

303 Peachtree St. NE
Suite 4340
Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone: 404-420-0291


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Last Updated: 9/27/2018

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