R. Samuel Gilley


Sam is a member of the Litigation Department, focusing on commercial litigation. Sam’s litigation experience includes serving as a judicial law clerk for Senior Judge Charles Simpson, III in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, as well as working in the Juvenile Division of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office. There, Sam successfully prosecuted two bench trials and also routinely appeared in court on behalf of the county to handle plea hearings, competency hearings and sentencings.


  • Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law  (J.D., summa cum laude, 2014)
    • Northern Kentucky Law Review Editor-in-Chief
  • Miami University  (B.A., cum laude, 2007)
    • Oxford Scholar
    • Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Western District of Kentucky
  • Eastern District of Kentucky