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Alum, Adjunct Faculty Named “40 Under Forty: 2023 Illinois Attorneys to Watch”

Anthony Sam

Law school alum, adjunct faculty, and trial team coach for UIC Law’s award winning Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution competition teams Anthony M. Sam was recently added to the “40 Under Forty: 2023 Illinois Attorneys to Watch” class by Law Bulletin Media for Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Read an excerpt below from the Law Bulletin Media.

“A talent and passion for trial work. That’s part of what sets Anthony “Tony” Sam apart from other medical malpractice defense attorneys. Tony has racked up several important victories for his clients during his still young career. This includes one case in which he helped secure a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a man who became a quadriplegic after a fall.

That is just one example of the successes Tony has earned in the courtroom.

“As long as I have known him, Tony has demonstrated an objective talent and passion for trial work,” said Todd Eiler, an attorney with Chicago’s Alberts Curran & Eiler, P.C. “[Tony] is of the highest character and professionalism. He is respected among his peers for both his steady demeanor and his approach ability when discussing legal matters.”

When Tony worked at Chicago law firm Cray Huber, a firm that specialized in medical malpractice and insurance defense cases, he was known for winning all but one of the arbitration cases he took on.He also won every traffic matter he handled for commercial transportation clients. Jeannie Keegan, counsel for Uber, said that Tony is intelligent, charismatic, skilled and able to think on his feet. He quickly identifies problems and can then clearly explain a legal issue in plain speak.These skills have helped Tony successfully litigate many lengthy and complex trials, earning favorable outcomes for his clients.


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(Bio from Cunningham Meyer & Vedrine, P.C.)

Anthony M. Sam is a Partner at Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine where he focuses his practice on insurance defense in the areas of medical malpractice, complex personal injury, healthcare, insurance coverage and transportation. Tony has successfully defended dentists, physicians, nurses, and hospitals in medical malpractice cases involving a wide range of injuries and specialties, including primary care, emergency care, general and orthopedic surgery, and psychiatry. He regularly analyzes insurance coverage issues and third party claims. In addition, Tony handles aviation, trucking and other transportation matters. Tony has secured favorable outcomes for his clients in a number of trials, arbitration’s and settlement conferences.

During law school, Tony was a two-time National Champion in the National Animal Law Closing Argument Competition at Harvard Law School, and a National Finalist for National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the New York City Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also served as a law clerk at Commonwealth Edison and interned at the United States Attorney’s Office.