Samson enjoys helping his clients understand the risks that they may face, minimizing those risks, and thereby enabling them to pursue their goals safely. He knows that his clients often face complex issues with fast turn-around required on their legal questions, and he meets those expectations while also explaining the nuanced approaches that clients may use to their advantage. Samson represents employers, management, and colleges. He enjoys the relationship-building that often accompanies employment and higher education representations, getting to know a client’s company and industry or campus thoroughly.
Co-Presenter: Getting it Right: State Bar of California Colo and Small Firm Summit, "Private Workplace Policies and Handbooks and Ethical Guidelines," June 2016
Vice-Chair and Panelist: State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section Basic Wage and Hour Conference, “California and Federal Wage and Hour 101, Part 1,” “California and Federal Wage and Hour 101, Part 2,” and “Common and Not So Commonly Violated Wage and Hour Issues,” January 2016
Panelist: State Bar of California 2014 Annual Meeting, "Introduction to California Employment Discrimination Practice: Working with the DFEH," September 2014
Co-Presenter: State Bar of California 2014 Annual Meeting, "The Blurred Lines Between Social Media and Attorney Advertising: Tweeting, Friendship, and Connecting Ethically," September 2014
Co-Presenter: State Bar of California 2013 Annual Meeting, "Social Media in the Workplace: Different Workplaces, Different Rules," October 2013
VLOG: Disclosing a Disability Does Not Pardon Past Bad Conduct
Out-of-state Forum Selection Clauses May Not be Enforceable with Respect to California Wage and Hour Claims
Wilke Fleury Labor and Employment Newsletter (August 2015) Read More
Honors and Awards
Northern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2015-17)
Sacramento Magazine's Top Lawyers, Employment and Labor (2017)
The George Washington University – B.A. (2006): graduated summa cum laude; graduated with honors in Hispanic Languages and Literature; Phi Beta Kappa; Omnicron Delta Kappa (Alpha Delta); Golden Key International Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars
University of the Pacific - J.D. (2009): The Traynor Society; Witkin Award for Academic Excellence (Legislation, Spring 2009)
Samson loves all things Spain, including the language, the culture, the food and the geography. He has participated in a “tienta,” a bullfighting event that tests yearling heifers. He also walked across northern Spain on two of the Caminos de Santiago – the French Route and the Primitive Route.