Samuel Sneed

Samuel C. Sneed


600 West Broadway
Suite 1500
San Diego, California 92101-3384

Primary Practices

Samuel C. Sneed engages in efficient, effective and fervent advocacy on behalf of both individuals and businesses. His business experience includes representing clients in commercial litigation, business torts, labor and employment disputes, real estate litigation, class-action defense, and alternative dispute resolution matters.

In addition to his considerable litigation and trial experience, Sam regularly advises individuals, businesses, officers, directors, agents, independent contractors, and employees in employment matters, contract-based controversies, and pre-litigation dispute resolution.

Sam also routinely represents and advises property owners, businesses, secured lenders, title companies, and escrow companies in connection with property disputes, and has successfully represented clients in quiet title, declaratory relief, fraud, interference, unfair competition, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and insurance bad-faith actions.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2019-present; Associate, 2013-18
  • Associate, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, 2008-13; Summer Associate, 2007
  • Summer Associate, Maynard Cooper & Gale PC., 2006-07


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2008
    • Honors & Activities: Order of the Barristers recipient for excellence in oral advocacy; National Moot Court Team; Wake Forest Intellectual Property Journal, Senior Editor
  • California State University of Sacramento, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
    • Honors & Activities: Male Student-Athlete of the Year; Three-time Academic All-Conference; Phi Alpha Theta National Honor's Society, Member; Golden Key National Honor's Society, Member; Phi Kappa Phi National Honor's Society, Member
Awards & Distinctions

Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation, 2021-22


Rising Star, San Diego Super Lawyers®, 2019-21


San Diego’s Top Attorneys, SD Metro, 2023


40 Next Top Business Leaders Under 40 Finalist, San Diego Business Journal, 2019


40 Under 40 Award, SD Metro, 2019

Bar Admissions

State of California


State of New York


U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California, Southern District of California, and Southern District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

San Diego County Bar Association, Member


Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member


A Seat At The Table, Member


State Bar of California, Member