Samuel Bissell is an associate attorney in the firm’s education practice.

Sam served as an attorney in the United States Department of Education’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC) in the Division of Postsecondary Education. In his position, he represented the Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid in a variety of administrative litigation matters. He also assisted with litigation before the U.S. District Court. Sam also analyzed institutional mergers and changes-in-ownership for compliance with the Department’s regulations and drafted document requests and decision letters for institutions.

Sam earned his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. While in law school, he interned at the U.S. Department of Education’s OGC, as well as the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor. Sam also interned for a United States District Court Judge. While at law school, Sam served as a senior articles editor for the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice (JCRSJ).

Before attending law school, Sam worked on several state electoral campaigns in Virginia, Michigan, Louisiana, and Ohio.

Sam graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A., double majoring in government and history.

Sam joined the firm in 2024.

Licensed to practice in Virginia. Not licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.  All work performed is supervised by a Partner who is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.

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J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2020

B.A. University of Virginia, 2013

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