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Sam Cowin is an associate in Gallagher’s Litigation Group. Sam has experience drafting motions and briefs on complex issues of federal and state law, arguing in state trial and appellate courts, and advising clients on litigation risks in a variety of contexts. Sam also has experience representing clients in arbitration proceedings and in connection with government agency investigations.

Sam is committed to pro bono service and maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently, he briefed and argued cases before the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, D.C. Court of Appeals, and D.C. Superior Court.

After graduating from law school, Sam worked as a law clerk for the Hon. Anthony Epstein, District of Columbia Superior Court, Civil Division (2012 – 2013), and for the Hon. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, Maryland Court of Appeals (2013 – 2014).

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Area(s) of Practice

Court Admissions

  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • George Washington University, JD, with high honors, Order of the Coif; Law Review; Moot Court Board; Mock Trial Board; Best overall performance, Van Vleck Moot Court Competition, 2012
  • University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, BS, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Mock Trial Team, 2008

Bar and Professional Memberships

  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association (Amicus Brief Committee)