Sam Wheeler is an experienced civil litigator who previously served as a career law clerk for Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California from 2014 to 2023. He drafted orders and bench memoranda in a wide range of civil cases (and occasional criminal proceedings) for a busy trial docket. During Sam’s tenure, Judge Spero presided over more than 1,500 civil cases through a final disposition. Sam worked on bench and jury trials concerning employment discrimination, electric-utility liability, the sale of a small business, maritime law, procurement contracts, and tax penalties, among others. His experience at the court informs his approach to advocacy, advice, and tackling novel questions of law.
Before working at the court, Sam was a civil and antitrust litigator at Crowell & Moring.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
- Coauthor, Patt v. Donner: A Simulated Casefile for Learning Civil Procedure 2013, 2019
ADMISSIONS AND COURTS
- University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Order of the Coif, J.D.
- University of California, Los Angeles, magna cum laude, B.A.