Fresh out of law school, Samuel J. Dart found and joined the Academy. His father, also a consumer bankruptcy practitioner, pointed him toward ConsiderChapter13.org. Sam graduated in June with honors from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. Along with a partner and as a second-year law student, Sam won the 78th Annual Linden Cup Appellate Advocacy Competition. “In a round that all seven justices commented was one of the best appellate moot court competition rounds they had judged.”
Sam completed his undergraduate, receiving a B.A. in English Literature, from Western Washington University. He graduated in 2010 manga cum laude which helped earn him the honor of commencement speaking.
In his short career, he has amassed quite a resume – serving as law clerk to Winston & Cashatt Lawyers P.S. in Spokane, WA; intern to the Law Firm of Shoemaker & Dart in Tacoma; and extern to The Honorable Frederick P. Corbitt at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
In addition to his academic career, Sam is an avid outdoorsman, with a love for hiking and fly fishing. Prior to entering law school, he spent three months volunteering with the Southwest Conservation Corps on a wilderness trail crew. During this time he worked to build and maintain trails in Chaco Canyon and the San Juan wilderness.
Sam is also an avid cook with a passion for mastering the age-old art of charcoal barbequing. Indoors he is particular to Dutch oven cooking.
Next month Sam will begin serving Standing Chapter 13 Trustee David Howe in Tacoma, Washington, as a staff attorney. Welcome Sam!