Sammy Ford, IV

Sammy Ford, IV

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA
 | 1221 McKinney Street, Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713-655-1101
Fax: 713-655-0062
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Sammy Ford IV has tried over 20 cases before judges, juries, and arbitrators in the last five years. He represents companies and individuals around the country in all manner of civil matters, including business torts, securities and consumer class actions, and catastrophic personal injury cases. He is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Ford previously worked at Susman Godfrey and Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.  He clerked for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

He graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2007. While there, he served as Development Editor of The Review of Litigation and as Chair of the Career Services Committee of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society. Mr. Ford participated in the school’s first Supreme Court Clinic and was on a team that convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to review a client’s case during a term in which the Court agreed to hear only 78 of the 8,517 cases filed.

Mr. Ford is a native Houstonian who attended St. Thomas High School where he currently serves on the board. He attended  Harvard University and graduated with high honors, magna cum laude, in 2004. At Harvard, he served as Historian of the Harvard Political Union, the College’s debating society, and as Secretary of Harvard CHANCE, a group dedicated to mentoring and tutoring students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

He is active in the community as a member of the local and state bar associations and the local, state, and national trial lawyer associations. Mr. Ford is a member of the State Bar’s Computer and Technology Section Council, and numerous committees of the Houston Bar Association.

Certificates and Credentials

About Sammy Ford, IV

Admitted: 2008, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.azalaw.com/our-attorneys/sammy-ford-iv/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Houston Bar Association Law Week Committee; Houston Bar Association Houston Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board; Houston Bar Association Bench-Bar Pro Bono Committe; Houston Trial Lawyers Board Member; Houston Trial Lawyers Membership Committe; Council Member of the Computer and Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Association Communities in Schools Committee Co-Chair.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • St. Thomas High School Board, 2013
  • Third Ward Poster Workshop. Houston Bar Association Law Week Committee. Bench-Bar Pro Bono Committee. Houston Bar Association. Constitution day reading to elementary students. Houston Bar Association Law Week Committe. Mock voir dire for local high school students. Houston Bar Association. Career day speaker. St. Thomas High School. St. Thomas High School Alumni Association Board Member.

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Boatman v. Hill, Cause No. 2009-25424, 281st District Court. Verdict. $3,988.51 Ramos v. Delgado, Cause No. 2009-53681, 11th District Court. Verdict: $29,970.01 Moreno v. Drabing, Cause No 2009-43186, 55th District Court. Verdict: $5,926 Enamorado v. Deanda, Cause No. 2008-51792, 215th District Court. Verdict: Plaintiff Salazar v. Crawford; Cause No. 2009-43187, 151st District Court. Verdict: $34,335 Schey v. Scott; Cause No. 2010-19258 , 151st District Court. Verdict: $70,000; 2014 Construction Defect Arbitration Award: $1,097,287. 

Videos:

  • Attorney profile video., 2011

Educational Background:

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TexasJ.D. – 2007 Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, Chair: Career Services Committee, 2005-2006 Review of Litigation (Volume 26), Development Editor, 2006 – 2007 Review of Litigation (Volume 25), Staff Member, 2005 – 2006Harvard CollegeA.B. (Magna cum laude) – 2004, 2004
Office Location for Sammy Ford, IV

1221 McKinney Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77010

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Last Updated: 10/31/2016

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