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Sam Houston

Sam began his legal career as a briefing attorney on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas. Since then, Sam has worked in the appellate sections of prominent San Antonio law firms managing appeals and assisting trial lawyers with law-intensive matters. Most recently, Sam led the appellate practice section at The Ford Firm, P.C., handling issues across a broad spectrum of substantive legal areas. Sam is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Certifications and Admissions

  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • United States District Courts: Western District of Texas
  • New Mexico State Courts


  • ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, San Antonio, Texas, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, 2003
    • Executive Editor, ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNAL
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts, High Honors, 2000

Honors and Awards/Community Service

  • Texas Super Lawyer list, Civil Appellate Law – Thomson Reuters, 2014, 2015
  • Texas Rising Star list, Civil Appellate Law – Thomson Reuters, 2008, 2011, 2012 - 2014
  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers, Appellate Law – SCENE IN SA 2009, 2011, 2012
  • President, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association – 2008 - 2009
  • Chair, San Antonio Bar Association Appellate Practice Section – 2009 - 2011
  • Trustee and Advisory Committee Member, San Antonio Bar Foundation - 2009 - present
  • President, Texas Young Lawyers Association – 2016 - 2017
  • Director, Texas Young Lawyers Association – 2010 - 2014
    • Recipient of Joseph M. Pritchard Outstanding Director Award – 2013
  • Program Leader, William S. Sessions American Inn of Court – 2010, 2013
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Council Member, State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section – 2013 - 2016


Sam Houston

Samuel V. Houston III
Attorney at Law
(210) 775-0882
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