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Samuel Adkisson is a litigation associate in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Before joining the firm, Samuel served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Honorable Amul R. Thapar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Honorable Gregory G. Katsas of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Samuel received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal on Regulation. He also served as Co-President of the Trial Advocacy Team and was awarded the John Currier Gallagher Prize for his performance in the championship trial of Yale’s Thomas Swan Barristers’ Union. As a law student, Samuel argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, securing a favorable decision for his client.
Samuel graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University and received the American Mock Trial Association’s All-American Attorney Award in 2015.
Prior to clerking, he practiced law at a nationally recognized litigation boutique and worked for the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Samuel is admitted to practice in Virginia and Texas.
Yale University - 2018 Juris Doctor
Vanderbilt University - 2015 Bachelor of Arts