Samuel Elliott joined Graves Garrett as an associate in 2020. His practice includes general and commercial litigation and free speech and election law. Throughout law school, Sam gained professional experience during multiple summer internships at the firm, a summer internship with Missouri’s Solicitor General, and in-semester externships in Washington, DC.
Sam completed his undergraduate studies in political science with minors in international relations and social studies at John Brown University in Arkansas before earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, Sam spent semesters working part-time for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and an appellate litigation firm in Washington, DC. He also completed summer internships at Graves Garrett in 2018 and 2019 before returning as an associate in the summer of 2020.
Sam will clerk for the Hon. Duane Benton in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from August 2021 to August 2022.
When he is not at the office, you can probably find Sam enjoying time with his wife, Collins, and their daughter Virginia. Other hobbies include exploring the Kansas City barbeque scene, volunteering with his church and other local organizations, and inventing an occasional board game. Sam is a die-hard Royals fan, and a fair-weather Chiefs fan.