Louisiana state courts
Louisiana federal courts
U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Practice areas: Civil and criminal appeals, white collar criminal defense, post-conviction relief, expungements, general civil litigation, election law, and firearms rights restoration
Sam Winston is a New Orleans attorney practicing across Louisiana who specializes in appeals, federal cases, and white-collar criminal defense. The people who hire Sam all have one thing in common – everything is on the line and they need a fierce advocate to tell their side of the story.
Sam is also frequently hired by other attorneys, including the state’s top trial lawyers, to write their briefs and co-chair their cases in high-profile trials and appeals.
Sam started his legal career as an associate attorney in the white-collar section of Jones Walker LLP, one of the top law firms in the Gulf South, working on both civil and criminal cases for five years. In 2017 he opened his own criminal defense practice that specializes in appeals, federal cases, and white-collar criminal defense. He has become known for outside-the-box legal thinking, effective appellate writing, and result-oriented lawyering.
Sam has had many successes both large and small for his clients. For example, he’s defended sophisticated clients in large-scale international criminal investigations around the globe. He has also freed several innocent men right here in Louisiana through his effective appeals writing and advocacy.
As a result, Sam has been recognized by his fellow lawyers for his achievements, including being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2018 and a Top 40 under 40 attorney by the National Trial Lawyers.
What enables Sam to be successful for his clients is that he only takes on a handful of cases at a time. This allows him to focus on each case with much greater attention to detail than most other attorneys do. Sam commits to knowing every single detail of your case – when your freedom and your reputation are at stake, the details matter.