|Michael J. (Sam) Sandmire|
|Sam Sandmire's practice is focused on complex business, product liability, personal injury, and employment litigation and counseling.
Sam defends and prosecutes claims in a wide range of business disputes and defends insured and self-insured manufacturers in product liability, class action, consumer fraud, construction and mass tort litigation. He has litigated toxic exposure, catastrophic injury, and multi-state consumer fraud claims on behalf of manufacturers of medical, industrial, computer, construction, and consumer products such as pharmaceuticals, IUDs, tampons, disposable lighters, silicone implantable medical devices, metals, and construction materials. He has developed computer database programs to assist in the cost-effective and efficient defense of mass tort claims and other complex litigation.
Sam also defends insured and self-insured employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, with particular expertise in the defense of state and federal class actions. The claims include race, sex, age and disability discrimination, workplace safety, wrongful discharge, civil rights, federal contractor, wage and hour, and employment contract claims. He is experienced in drafting employment policies and manuals, and counseling companies on employment law matters.
Sam has experience representing tribal entities and has significant experience resolving disputes through mediation and arbitration when litigation is neither desired nor warranted.