Sam has spent the last five decades solving issues affecting the price and availability of communications, natural gas, electricity and other regulated services. The range of his experience includes developing Ohio’s innovative self-help natural gas program, implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, a leadership role in natural gas and electricity restructuring and chief guide on Ohio utility legislation and counsel to the Industrial Energy Users-Ohio.


University of Akron, B.S.B.A., 1971

Capital University, J.D., 1975, Order of the Curia


The Best Lawyers in America®, Public Utility Law, Energy Law, 1995-2015, 2019

Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015


Assistant Attorney General, State of Ohio, 1976-1977

Ohio Public Utilities Commission, Counsel 1975-1977

Columbus Bar Association

Ohio Bar Association

American Bar Association


U.S. District Court – Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

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