Samuel Zatz

Associate / Houston

P: 713.588.0446

Sam Zatz manages and defends a large docket of claims arising under the Defense Base Act and alleging injury on U.S. military bases and installations around the world. He has also worked in mass torts and class actions, wrongful death and product liability.

Sam came by his litigation expertise naturally. His parents are both trial attorneys, with over 60 years of experience between them. While still in college, Sam audited the sessions his father taught for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy regional program in Building Trial Skills.

In his litigation practice, Sam prides himself on translating complex scientific and legal concepts into simple terms. He uses this invaluable skill to ensure that strategic decisions are easily understandable to his clients and geared to reaching the best results with opponents and fact-finders. In that way, he and his clients are able to pursue the most effective course of action with confidence and assuredness.

Sam is also proud to have a background in public service. During law school, Sam was involved with Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the SMU Innocence Clinic.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Defense Base Act
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation


  • B.A., University of Miami
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude

Court Admissions

  • Texas

Honors and Distinctions

  • Dean’s List
  • Dean’s Scholarship Recipient, 2016-2019

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