Samuel J. Stennis



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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Governmental Entity Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Federal and State Appeals


Sam is shareholder practicing in the firm's litigation section. He is licensed to practice in Texas, the United States District Courts for the Western, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Sam was an attorney for the Texas Eleventh Court of Appeals, where he assisted the Court in preparing its opinions.
Areas of Concentration:
Sam represents clients in defending and pursuing actions involving complex oil and gas litigation matters, employment and labor claims, contract disputes, and a variety of other civil matters. His practice includes helping clients obtain relief in the appellate courts through appeals and original proceedings. Sam has experience in all aspects of litigation from pre-litigation investigation through discovery, depositions, motion practice, first-chair trial, and appellate practice.


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: Pro Bono Certificate
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi, Officer and Member
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Midland County Young Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2013 – 2017, President 2016 - 2017, Present
  • Midland County Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder

Past Positions

  • The Honorable Chief Justice Jim R. Wright, Eleventh District Court of Appeals for the State of Texas, Law Clerk/Briefing Attorney
  • The Honorable Chief Justice Jim R. Wright, Eleventh District Court of Appeals for the State of Texas, Staff Attorney