Sam joined McDonald & Cody in 2010 as an investigator after graduating from the University of Georgia. Sam attended John Marshall law School and graduated in the top 10% of his class. After law school, he then became an attorney practicing with McDonald & Cody. Since joining McDonald & Cody Sam has taken over the criminal practice with the senior partner Doug McDonald. Sam has successfully argued his clients cases to judges and juries throughout the State and in Federal Court.
Sam has empaneled 28 jury trials in the last three years and has only lost two jury trials. Sam focuses on showing the jury what happened rather than telling them. Sam is a frequent speaker on courtroom litigation and has participated in seminars throughout the United States and has argued over 46 contested motions with a high success rate. Sam is married to Ashley Sliger of Gainesville and has a son named Bo.
His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sam is primarily focused on alcohol related litigation, serious traffic injury and arrest as well as criminal misdemeanors and felonies. Sam graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Economics from the Terry College of Business.
Sam attended John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, GA. while in attendance Sam received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his legal writing and research skills. He was a member of the John Marshall Law Review with a 2013 publication. During his last year, Sam completed his externships with both the Hall County and Habersham County Solicitor’s offices.
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While working with the Solicitor’s office Sam earned a certification on the Basics of DUI Prosecution at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC). Sam graduated early earning his Juris Doctor in 2014.
He is now a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the United States District Court. Sam was sworn in by Superior Court Judge Raymond George in White County and Senior Judge William O’Kelley in the Northern District of Georgia.
Sam has completed the comprehensive course of study with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) DUI and Standardized Field Sobriety Detection.
He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and has completed the curriculum in DUI Defense Law conducted at Harvard Law School.
Sam Sliger is the criminal division of the law firm of McDonald & Cody, LLC and is ready to work. Sam has undergone training from the prosecutors of the State of Georgia and is undefeated in his first 10 jury trials. Sam knows what it takes to win a case. A win is defined as (1) no jail (2) no loss of license (3) no DUI conviction on your record.
To be effective, you do not have to be the smartest lawyer in the room, but you have to be the most prepared. Sam has recently lectured other lawyers on how to prepare for jury trials.
Sam has an advantage by learning from some of the brightest lawyers in Georgia (such as Ben Sessions, Rick Ryzcek and Gus McDonald).