Sam McGee

Sam McGee joined Tin Fulton Walker & Owen in 2013. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Yale Law School, and Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, Sam began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Morris S. Arnold on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit in Little Rock, Arkansas. Following his clerkship, Sam returned to his home state of North Carolina and has been representing individuals and small businesses ever since.

Sam’s practice has included many complex litigation matters in the areas of nursing home abuse and neglect, professional negligence, appeals, class actions, business torts and serious personal injury. Many of these matters have resulted in substantial recoveries, including multiple recoveries in excess of $1,000,000. On three occasions, Sam has obtained appellate rulings defeating the nursing home industry’s efforts to compel residents’ claims to binding arbitration. In 2011, Sam and his law partner obtained a $4,000,000.00 jury verdict for an entrepreneur that was defamed by a national bank. In 2012, Sam and his co-counsel obtained a jury verdict of over $500,000.00 for a car wreck plaintiff who was in jail at the time of the trial, and had 12 convictions that were admitted into evidence. A highly skilled trial lawyer, Sam is regularly called upon by other members of the bar to co-counsel high-stakes trials.

Sam has served as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Nursing Home Litigation Section Chair, a member of the NCAJ Board of Directors, and as a NCAJ amicus writer in a case that reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a medical malpractice case based upon expert qualification issues. With the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Sam is a member of the Amicus Committee and conferences of trial lawyers organizations. Sam has also been published in AAJ’s Trial magazine, and NCAJ’s Trial Brief’s magazine.

Prior to joining Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, Sam was a partner at Jackson & McGee in Charlotte, North Carolina.

CONTACT
Telephone 704-338-1220
Email smcgee@tinfulton.com


Yale Law School, J.D., 1998

Wake Forest University, B.A., 1995

North Carolina

Tennessee

U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Business Litigation

Medical Negligence

Professional Liability

Personal & Catastrophic Injury

Super Lawyers (2014-present); Rising Stars (2012-2013)

AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale–Hubbell

Yale Law School, Champion, Trial Competition (1995-1996)

Yale Law School, John Fletcher Caskey Prize for Best Presentation of a Case

Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation

Editor, Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities

Game Plan for Handling a Nursing Home Case, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2012)

Nursing Home Update, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2011)

Representing Victims of Medical Malpractice After SB 33, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2011)

Program Chair and Panelist, Lessons from America’s Largest Nursing Home Verdict, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2011)

Program Chair, Wrongful Death: Achieving Maximum Results for Your Client, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2011)

Game Plan for Handling a Nursing Home Case, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2009)

Interviewing the Defendant Organization's Employees: When Can You, When Should You, and When Are You Ethically Prohibited From Doing So?, North Carolina Bar Association Seminar (2009)

Document Discovery and the Use of a Forensic Accountant in Nursing Home and Assisted Living Case, North Carolina Advocates for Justice Seminar (2009)

Strategies and Tactics in Opposing and Defeating Arbitration Clauses, North Carolina Advocates for Justice Seminar (2008)

Surgical Intervention: Navigating the Labyrinth of Corporate Owners, Entities and Insurers in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases, Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention (2008)

Assisted Living Cases: How Are They Different Than Nursing Home Cases? , Trial Briefs (February 2012)

Day v. Brant (Reprint of Amicus Brief by Sam McGee and Adam Stein), Trial Briefs (February 2011)

Consequences of the Confidentiality Clause, TRIAL (June 2009)

American Association for Justice: Nursing Home Litigation Group; Construction Defects Litigation Group; Amicus Committee

Southern Trial Lawyers Association

North Carolina Advocates for Justice: Chair, Nursing Home Litigation Group; Legal Affairs Committee; Education Committee; Legislative Committee; Membership Committee; Communications Committee; Board of Governors