Samuel A. Mitchell
Sam has been a partner since January 2001. He joined the firm as an associate in August 1999. Sam practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick before attending law school. After law school, he clerked for a Federal Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and then worked at the U.S. Department of Justice for seven years as a Trial Attorney, litigating individual and corporate tax cases in specialized matters such as economic substance, wrongful disclosure and criminal antitrust cases. At the Firm, Sam specializes in litigation in the United States Tax Court and various Federal District and Appeals Courts and in controversy work before the Appeals Division of the Internal Revenue Service involving various financial product and insurance issues. Sam has worked on litigation involving life insurance reserves and test cases in the health insurance and financial guaranty industries and cases involving property casualty tax issues for other clients. Sam is a frequent speaker at insurance industry conferences and a frequent writer. Sam currently serves on the editorial board of the Society of Actuaries Taxation Section's Taxing Times publication.
Samuel A. Mitchell, admitted to bar, 1991, Colorado; 1999, District of Columbia, and U.S. Tax Court. Education: Bob Jones University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1986); University of Denver College of Law (J.D., 1990). Order of St. Ives, Editor-in-Chief, Denver University Law Review. Law Clerk to Hon. Bobby R. Baldock, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1991-1992. Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 1992-1995, Tax Division, 1995-1999. Outstanding Attorney Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 1998. Member: Federal and American Bar Associations.