Sam Potts is a Deputy Public Defender in Solano County where he represents individuals charged with criminal offenses. Prior to joining the Office of the Solano County Public Defender, Sam worked as a post-bar clerk for a preeminent private criminal defense firm in San Francisco, CA.
Sam has served many terms on the BALIF Board of Directors, starting in 2015 as a law student representative. He is a 2017 graduate of the University of San Francisco, School of Law and went to undergrad at the University of California, Santa Cruz. While in law school, Sam participated in several criminal defense clinics, including the inaugural Racial Justice Clinic. He also was selected to participate in the prestigious Keta Taylor Colby Death Penalty Project and spent a summer working on capital cases at the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana. After law school he was selected as a fellow for the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section's Diversity and Inclusion program.
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