Samuel D. Newton
As a member of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group, Sam represents both privately-owned and public companies in a wide variety of oil and gas matters including oil and gas title examination and review and interpretation of oil and gas agreements.
Sam’s construction experience ranges from working for an international engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company handling contractual and legal issues on infrastructure, solar, and transmission and distribution construction projects including a $307 Million interstate Public-Private Partnership and 37.6 Mw solar plant on tribal land as well as reviewing, drafting, and negotiating residential and commercial construction contracts for a small construction company working through-out the state of Texas.
Additionally, Sam has experience advising long term care facilities on a variety of matters including governance, premises liability, and review and amendment of resident admission agreements.
Sam graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law with distinction and as a member of the National Order of the Barristers, and earned American Jurisprudence Awards in Agency and Partnership and Trial Techniques. While in law school, he served as a Note and Comment Editor of the American Indian Law Review, President of the Board of Advocates, and member of the National Trial Team (where his team received the regional professionalism award).
A native of Burnet, Texas, Sam returned to Oklahoma in 2017.
- Baylor University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2008)
- Texas Christian University (M.S., 2010)
- University of Oklahoma (J.D., with Distinction, 2013)
- 2013, Texas
- 2015, Oklahoma