Warren N. Sams III

Warren N. Sams III

Atlanta, Georgia

Warren N. Sams III 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. Super Lawyers Magazine has also designated him a Super Lawyer every year since 2009. Super Lawyers are nominated by their peers and selected by the magazine after a vetting process. In 2010, The National Trial Lawyers named Mr. Sams one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Sams has extensive experience in personal injury, construction law/construction defects, 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. In 2010 he tried a wrongful death case that resulted in the largest wrongful death verdict in Gwinnett County history.

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.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Construction Law
  • Nursing Home
  • Malpractice Tort Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1991


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: Post Conviction Assistance Project
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Honors: Yale University Varsity Football

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer, 2009 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers named Mr. Sams one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2010 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Yale Alumni's, Board of Governors
  • Yale University, Board's legal affairs representative

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Neal B. Biggers, Jr., United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, Law Clerk


  • Delta Kappa Epsilon