Sam Ackels is known for vigorous representation of his clients. With practical advice and strategic thinking, Sam assists his clients on a wide range of legal matters and provides specific counsel to each individual client focused on the client's unique or particular need. Sam's dedication to client service drives his practice, as he emphasizes communication, results, negotiation, and practical solutions along with his uncompromising commitment to zealous advocacy. In 2016, Sam was recognized as a "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters as appearing in Super Lawyers magazine; and was awarded the 2016 Client Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. While in Law School, Sam received many accolades including selection to the Texas Tech Law Review and winning the National Championship in Arbitration Advocacy. Sam Ackels' general practice includes a broad scope of representation and experience, including: criminal law, juvenile law, child welfare cases, civil litigation, small business law and litigation, arbitration, complex commercial litigation, wills, trusts, and estates, probate law, business law, corporate law, heath law, lender labiality, real estate law, landlord/tenant law, foreclosure defense, family law, construction law, estate planning, and contract negotiation.