Samuel D. Adkisson

Samuel D. Adkisson

Associate Attorney, Gibson Dunn

Samuel Adkisson is a litigation associate in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Adkisson served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Honorable Amul R. Thapar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Honorable Gregory G. Katsas of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Mr. Adkisson received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal on Regulation. He was President of the Yale Law School Federalist Society from 2017-2018. He also served as Co-President of the Trial Advocacy Team and was awarded the John Currier Gallagher Prize for his performance in the championship trial of Yale’s Thomas Swan Barristers’ Union.  As a law student, Mr. Adkisson argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, securing a favorable decision for his client.

Mr. Adkisson graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University and received the American Mock Trial Association’s All-American Attorney Award in 2015.

Prior to clerking, Mr. Adkisson practiced law at a nationally recognized litigation boutique and worked for the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.



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