Practice Areas: Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning; federal taxation and natural resources law including water and oil and gas.
Admitted: 2010 New Mexico.
Law School: University of New Mexico (J.D. 2010, cum laude); Recipient of CALI Award for Excellence in the Study of Water Law; Tax Law Club Board of Directors, 2009-2010; Thesis “Water’s Worth: Free Market Theory, New Mexico’s Groundwater Statutory Regime, and the San Agustine Plains Aquifer.”
Graduate School: University for Peace, Costa Rica (M.A. 2005, International Law and Human Rights); Thesis “Manufacturing Respect: An Exploration of Ideology in the Human Rights Movement.”
College: Long Island University (B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, 2000); Thesis “Where’s the Education in My Experience? The Importance of Theory for International Experiential Education Programs.”
Experience: During law school Sam externed with the Honorable James O. Browning in the Federal District Court for the District of New Mexico.
He was also the only student selected to co-teach Practicum, a foundational course offered to first-year law students, during his second year of law school, and worked with the UNM Tax Law Club to significantly expand a program offering free tax preparation to community members.
Member: State Bar of New Mexico.
Personal: Sam was born in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, and raised in El Rito. He is married to Mary Massey Wolf and is the proud father of a young son. Sam enjoys hiking, horseback riding, photography, and international travel.