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Samuel Peterson

Deputy Solicitor General
Office of the Solicitor General
 
Contact:
Office: 614-466-8980
Samuel.Peterson@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov

Sam joined the Office of the Solicitor General in May 2013.  He represents the State of Ohio and its agencies in appeals before the Ohio Supreme Court, United States Supreme Court, and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has written briefs as both a party and as an amicus in the Ohio Supreme Court and Supreme Court of the United States and has argued 16 cases in the Ohio Supreme Court.  Sam was co-author of a brief that received a “Best Brief” award from the National Association of Attorneys General for advocacy in the Supreme Court of the United States.

From January through March, 2012, Sam served as a National Associations of Attorneys General Supreme Court Fellow.

Before joining the Office of the Solicitor General, Sam served the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Environmental Enforcement and Criminal Justice sections.  In that capacity, he argued in several Ohio intermediate appellate courts as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

After graduation from law school, Sam served as a law clerk for Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger.

Sam is originally from Ada, Ohio.

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • State of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
 EDUCATION
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
  • Valparaiso University, Christ College Scholar, 2003