Houston Lawyer Sammy Ford IV was recently selected as one of the 2014 Texas Rising Stars by Texas Monthly magazine. Mr. Ford’s inclusion on this list signifies that he is among the top 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys under the age of 40.
Mr. Ford is an associate attorney at the Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend. He devotes his legal practice to representing plaintiffs in cases involving personal injury, employment, securities and commercial litigation.
This is Mr. Ford’s second year on the Texas Rising Stars list. In 2013, the National Trial Lawyers Association recognized Mr. Ford on its list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers and on its Top 40 Under 40 list of prominent young attorneys.
In addition to his legal practice at Abraham Watkins, Mr. Ford is an active member of local and state bar associations and trial lawyer associations. He serves on the editorial board for Houston Lawyer Magazine and is a member of the State Bar of Texas’ Computer and Technology Section Council.
Mr. Ford is a 2004 graduate of Harvard College and a 2007 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. He was an inaugural member of his law school’s Supreme Court Clinic and helped convince the Supreme Court to review a client’s case during a term in which the court reviewed only 78 out of 8,517 filed cases.
Mr. Ford also clerked with the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit prior to joining the legal team at Abraham Watkins.