Mr. Sam, a refugee, immigrated to the United States with his parents after fleeing the communist Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. His parents settled in Modesto, California. With very little money, a scant understanding of the American culture, and even less command of the English language, they worked hard to build a life in the central valley. His parents opened up a small grocery store with money borrowed from friends and family. From the age of 10 years old, Mr. Sam worked at the grocery store, taking out the trash, sweeping, and moping the floors every night. He continued to work for his parents throughout middle school, high school, and college. While helping his parents run their grocery store, Mr. Sam worked at other jobs including pizza delivery driver, bus boy, waiter, dishwasher, etc… He understands the value of hard-work, consistency, perseverance, and dedication. All values he learned from his parents. He now brings that same work ethic to representing his injured clients.
Mr. Sam graduated from Modesto Junior College in 2001 with an Associate’s Degree in General Education. He then attended California State University, Sacramento and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy with a Concentration in Ethics and Law. He graduated with Honors, receiving Cum Laude distinction. Mr. Sam then went to California Western School of Law and graduated with a Doctor’s of Jurisprudence in 2007. He was on the Dean’s List twice and received an American Jurisprudence Award for scoring the highest in one of his classes.