Samuel L. Mikell

Email:  smikell@savagelawfirm.net

Sam Mikell is an associate concentrating his practice in serious personal injury, catastrophic events at the port and other industrial sites, toxic torts, and other complex civil cases.

In his first trial, he and co-counsel won a $6.4 million verdict for the family members of a shooting victim, the largest verdict in the history of Brantley County, Georgia. Previously, Sam handled business disputes and the defense of civil suits against local governments. A Savannah native and the son of the late Judge Charlie Mikell, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia, Sam earned a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, cum laude, from Princeton University. He studied abroad in Beijing, China, and became fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

 Sam earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served on the Georgia Law Review and was named president of the UGA student chapter of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. While in law school, he clerked for Georgia Court of Appeals Presiding Judge John J. Ellington and worked as a Research Assistant to Georgia’s premier evidence law scholar, Professor Ronald Carlson.

A member of the State Bar of Georgia, Sam is the Treasurer for the Savannah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and holds a seat on the Board of Directors of the Jenkins Athletic Club. He is a member of Christ Church Episcopal, where he serves as a lay eucharistic minister.

Education

University of Georgia School of Law
J.D., Georgia Law Review

Princeton University
B.A., Politics, cum laude

Bar & Court Admittance

State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the 
Southern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the 
Northern District of Georgia

“When the system doesn’t work for our clients, we work to make it right. And when we can make it right for our clients, we make the law better for millions of others.”

Prior Experience

Oliver Maner, LLP
associate
 
Georgia Court of Appeals
summer law clerk

Professional & Community Involvement

Savannah Bar Association,
Young Lawyers Division
membership chair

Jenkins Athletic Club
board of directors