Samuel grew up in the beautiful countryside of Calico Rock, Arkansas, where he attended the Calico Rock School District and graduated in the top of his class. Throughout high school, Samuel dedicated his time to several school associations, including: Sr. Beta, Mu Alpha Theta, Gifted and Talented, the Basketball program, the Sr. High Golf program, the Trap Shooting Program, and many other organizations.
After completing high school in 2012, Samuel graduated in 2014 with his Associate of Arts Degree, Cum Laude, from Arkansas State University in Mountain Home, where he was honored Vice Chancellor’s List and Phi Theta Kappa. Thereafter, he continued his education and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arkansas in 2016 with honors Dean’s List and Pi Sigma Alpha. Samuel then decided to undergo law school, so he attended the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law and graduated with his law degree in May 2019, and thereafter passed the bar exam in July of 2019. Throughout law school, not only was Samuel part of the Phi Alpha Delta organization and Student Bar Association, but he also had the experience of practicing in several different areas of law, including: Elder law, real estate law, lobbying/contract law, criminal law, and domestic relations law.
Samuel’s favorite hobby is spending time with his family and friends. Specifically, he and his wife, Victoria, enjoy travelling, boating, watching movies, reading, hunting and fishing, playing golf and tennis, and riding around Samuel’s family’s farm in Calico Rock. Victoria is currently a Registered Nurse at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, but is enrolled at the University of Arkansas to further pursue her accreditations. His sister, Sarah, is pursing her degree from the University of Arkansas as well, his parents, Mike and Lisa, have been teachers in different Arkansas districts for the past 20+ years, and his grandparents retired from Administration in the Mountain Home School District.
Samuel joined Bailey & Oliver in December 2019 as a trial attorney. He says he is proud to be working at Bailey & Oliver because he has always heard great things about the firm’s procedures and successes for its clients; his interests and skills align with the firm’s practice; and because he learned about the firm’s dedication to the community and charitable organizations, and wants to help raise money for the Diabetes Research Foundation, as he and his sister have had Diabetes since near birth.