Sam L. Angell
  • University of Idaho College of Law (JD)
    • -National Moot Court Competition
  • Brigham Young University (BS)
    • -Bachelor of Arts
  • Ricks College—Idaho (AS)
    • -General Studies
Admissions and Memberships
  • Idaho State Bar
  • United States Court for the District of Idaho
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Bar Association, Idaho Chapter
  • Idaho Association of Defense Counsel

Sam L. Angell


As a litigator, Sam has extensive experience in a wide range of complex governmental entity, insurance defense and commercial matters. Sam has represented clients in State and Federal Court including the Idaho Federal District Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Sam has assisted governmental entities including cities and counties across the State of Idaho in the defense of complex state and federal tort claims, including employment discrimination and wage and hour claims, § 1983 constitutional claims, age discrimination claims under the (ADEA), disability discrimination claims under the (ADA), land use, zoning and irrigation claims, and related matters. This work has included representing local and national corporations and individuals in commercial and contract litigation, agricultural litigation, land use and boundary disputes, DEQ compliance, trade secret, duty of loyalty and other business matters including shareholder derivative suits.

In addition, Sam works for business and agricultural clients in the negotiation and preparation of a variety of business-related contracts, such as employment agreements, non-compete agreements, independent contractor agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and farm leases, among other matters. Sam takes pride in being available to assist his business and agricultural clients in whatever complications might arise including employment matters, human resources issues, collections problems, and in the enforcement of agricultural and business agreements.

Sam is the city attorney for the city of Ashton, Idaho, and represents the city in general civil matters. 

During law school, Sam participated on the University of Idaho College of Law National Moot Court competition team. He worked for the College of Law as a legal research and writing tutor, first year law student mentor, and as a research assistant for two Eastern Idaho law firms all while maintaining an academic scholarship at the College of Law.