Samuel Long, a five-year Marine Corps member who was raised in a family of military veterans, discovered his true passion for law in law school. Today, as a trial lawyer at Arnold & Itkin, Sam applies the discipline and dedication he learned in the military to serve his clients and advocate for justice in the courtroom. His background instills a unique strength and commitment in his legal practice, making him a formidable ally for those seeking representation.
"Arnold & Itkin trial lawyers are winners. We chase winning every single day, in every single case. We are not afraid of corporations, shareholders, or insurance companies that try to minimize their responsibility. The clients who hire our firm will get a ruthless trial team of win-chasers. No matter what. Because the only thing guaranteed if we don’t is losing—and that’s just not in this firm’s DNA."
As a trial lawyer with Arnold & Itkin, Samuel Long fights to win for his maritime and offshore clients no matter what. With a long history of service and sacrifice, he brings a commitment to his work that fits in perfectly with our firm’s DNA.
Growing up in Newnan, Georgia with three brothers and two sisters—all military veterans—Sam was destined to join the U.S. Marine Corps. After attending the U.S. Naval Academy, where he played Division I baseball and graduated with honors, he was commissioned into the U.S. Marine Corps in 2011. Starting as an infantry officer, he spent five years leading two rifle platoons in combat and humanitarian assistance operations before being assigned to recruiting duty.
Sam’s experience in the Marine Corps inspired his desire to go to law school. He knew he wanted to become a trial lawyer, so he spent most of his free time in school preparing: he has worked with Arnold & Itkin every summer since 2018 and spent his last semester working as a full-time law clerk in the Harris County Civil District Courts.
During law school, Sam also served as the Virginia Tax Review editor and the President of Virginia Law Families. He was selected as a 202 Pat Tillman Scholar based on his military achievements and commitment to service throughout his career. On top of everything he has achieved, Sam is an Eagle Scout, black belt, violinist, and father of two boys.
Outside of work, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, living in Houston as an active members of Second Baptist Church.