Sam Sykes is an associate in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. While in law school, he received six CALI Awards for Academic Excellence and was a Sara and Michael Salomon Prize Award Recipient. He was active in the Student Bar Association, serving as secretary and 2 years as a class representative. He was also an Office of Academic Achievement Fellow from 2012-2014. While in law school, Mr. Sykes interned in all three legal communities (corporations, governmental, and private practice) to acquire invaluable insight for future clients.
Before moving into civil practice, Mr. Sykes served as an Assistant Solicitor-General in the State Court of Gwinnett County, gaining comprehensive courtroom experience. He has successfully prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, solo-chaired multiple jury trials from voir dire to verdict, tried several bench trials, argued motions on behalf of the State, and negotiated a multitude of plea agreements.
An Atlanta native, Mr. Sykes attended Woodward Academy, and received his B.A. in Political Science from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Sykes is married to Laura Parker Sykes, and has one son. He and his family are members of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Sykes has represented numerous companies, focusing primarily on litigation prevention through advising employers and employees on best practices to avoid potential claims for discrimination, harassment, and reporting procedures mandated by governmental agencies.
J.D., Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, magna cum laude, 2014
B.A., Southern Methodist University, Political Science, 2010
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Alumni Association - Board Member
Georgia Bar Association
Southern Loss Association
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Atlanta Claims Association
DeKalb Bar Association
Peachtree Presbyterian Church