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Samuel L. Begley

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Practice Areas:

  • Labor and Employment
  • Local and State Government
  • Civil Rights
  • Election Contests
  • Casino, Bingo, and Cannabis Regulation
  • Small Business and Non-Profits


Sam is a graduate of Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi School of Law. During his career, he has chaired the labor and employment law and gaming law sections of the Mississippi Bar. He maintains an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. Before going to law school, he worked for a year each in the offices of Mississippi Governor William Winter and Jackson Mayor Dale Danks. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Walter Nixon and Magistrate Judge Britt Singletary of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in Biloxi. During his senior year in college, he was an intern at the Joint Committee for Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) of the Mississippi Legislature. He was formerly associated with the law firms of Cupit and Maxey and Maxey, Pigott, Wann and Begley. He was the co-chairman of the transition team for Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr., the City's first African American mayor. He has formerly served on the boards of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Jackson Partners and the Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation.

He is married to Karen, a licensed professional counselor, and they live in Jackson.