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Attorney Sam Kaufman

Sam Kaufman

Sam Kaufman

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Sam Kaufman began his legal practice in 2002 after earning a Juris Doctor degree from the Albany Law School of Union University that year. Sam is a native New Yorker and came to Richmond to attend the University of Richmond, Jepson School, where he earned a B.A. degree in Leadership with a minor in Political Science in 1999. While attending, he was a member of the Spiders’ Varsity Football team, 1995 - 1999, and was a Gwathmey Memorial Scholarship recipient, an award based on academic excellence. Sam and his wife Jordana decided to make Richmond home, and although Sam retains a hard driving New York attitude in his trial work, he's an unassuming, approachable and well-liked local guy.

Sam Kaufman represents both businesses and individuals in general litigation and real estate matters. His commercial clients are in diverse industries such as construction, transportation, automotive, title insurance, and banking. His personal representations include contract and business disputes, as well as transactional business matters. Sam also assists individuals and businesses with the sale or purchase of commercial and residential real estate.

An avid Spider, Sam is serving a two-year tenure as the President of the University of Richmond Alumni Association (UR's National Alumni Association). Sam is formerly an attorney advisor to Midlothian High School for the Virginia Bar Association's Model Judicial Program. He is also a former National Co-Chair of the University of Richmond's Annual Fund.

With an entrepreneurial spirit and a natural leadership instinct, Sam was younger than most attorneys who collaborate to found a new law firm. He joined Joe Owen and Mary Burkey Owens in forming Owen & Owens PLC, relying on his excellent work ethic and risk taking mentality. Sam has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV® Preeminent rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Since 2009, he has been selected for “Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars” in the category of general litigation after an extensive peer review and editorial research process by Thomson Reuters. In 2012, both the National Trial Lawyers Association and Style Weekly magazine recognized Sam with a Top 40 Under 40 award. NTLA membership reflects superior qualifications, trial results and leadership as a young trial lawyer. Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 names extraordinary young leaders for their contributions to the Richmond community. In 2013, Virginia Business Magazine named Sam to its list of Legal Elite in the category of business law.  The Legal Elite are selected by their peers as being the most outstanding representatives of their practices each year.

He is the Past Chairman of the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce, the Vice President for Planning and Operations for the University of Richmond Alumni Association, the Chairman of the Chesterfield County Economic Development Advisory Council, and the Vice Chairman of the Chippenham Place Community Development Board. He is formerly the National Co-Chair of the University of Richmond's Annual Fund.

Sam's free time is spent with his wife, Jordana, and their two daughters. In addition to being an avid Spiders sports fan, Sam is a passionate music fan. Having followed some of his favorite bands around the country before assuming the rigors of a legal practice, he continues to enjoy playing the guitar when not spending time with his family.

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Practice Areas:
General Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Business Law
Real Estate
Personal Injury
Construction Law

Education:
Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor, 2002
University of Richmond, Jepson School, B.A., Leadership major, Political Science minor, 1999

Recognitions:
  • Legal Elite, Virginia Business magazine, listed in the business law category, 2013
  • “Rising Stars,” Virginia Super Lawyers, listed in the General Litigation category, 2009–present
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards
  • Top 40 Under 40, named by The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40, awarded by Style Weekly, 2012

The National Trial Lawyers



AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Involvement
  • Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association Pro Bono Protective Order Project
  • Western Chesterfield Business Alliance, Past Board Member
  • Virginia Bar Association's Model Judiciary Program, Past Attorney Advisor to Midlothian High School
  • Richmond Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement
  • University of Richmond Alumni Association, President
  • Chesterfield County Economic Development Advisory Council, Chairman
  • Chippenham Place Community Development Authority Board, Vice-Chairman
  • University of Richmond Alumni Association, Past Vice President for Planning and Operations
  • University of Richmond, Past National Co-Chair of the Annual Fund
  • The Richmond Council, Past Member
  • Junior Achievement, Past Volunteer, Excellence Through Ethics
  • Math Science Innovation Center Foundation Board, Director
  • Citizen Budget Advisory Committee, At-Large Member
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