Samuel Maier understands what it takes to get the job done: industriousness, communication, and creative problem solving. This formula amounts to achieving a quality outcome for each client matter he handles as a civil litigation attorney at Hedrick Gardner.

“Practicing law was something that I knew I wanted to do from a young age,” remarks Sam. He steadfastly retained this focus, earning his JD at The George Washington University Law School, where he worked as Executive Production Editor for the GW International Law Review and graduated cum laude with Thurgood Marshall Scholar recognition. Sam was also a Student Fellow for the George Washington International Human Rights Clinic where he was able to advocate aggressively for the rights of clients both at home and abroad. Prior to his time at Hedrick Gardner, Sam gathered experience handling a mix of transaction and litigation matters for a wide range of corporate clients at a Seattle-based law firm.

Hiking, swimming, and enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two daughters are among his preferred downtime activities.

Experience and Involvement


  • The George Washington International Law Review – Executive Production Editor


  • The Arctic Cold-Rush: The Need for a Convention for the Protection and Preservation of the Arctic and Trans-Arctic Passage, 53 GEO. WASH. INT’L L. REV. 531 (2022)


  • GWU – Thurgood Marshall Scholar (top 16% to 35% of class)
  • UWO – Socratic Award – Highest graduating GPA in the Philosophy Department