08 final 4x6Mr. Samuel G. Gottstein joined Holmes Weddle & Barcott in 2019 and practices in the Anchorage office, primarily in the areas of Civil Litigation, Appeals, and support to the firm’s Strategic Counsel and Governmental Affairs practice.

After graduating from Yale University, Sam returned home to Alaska to work in Juneau as a legislative aide for two sessions. He then attended and graduated from Boston College Law School cum laude, where he was the Executive Notes Editor for the Boston College Law Review from 2014 to 2015. During his summers in law school, Sam interned with the Alaska Department of Law in the Oil, Gas and Mining Section, and externed with Judge Timothy M. Burgess on the U.S. District Court in Anchorage.

Sam clerked from 2015 to 2017 for both Judge Catherine M. Easter on the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage and Justice Daniel E. Winfree on the Alaska Supreme Court in Fairbanks. He was then an Assistant Public Defender in the criminal trial unit in Anchorage for over two years, where he represented indigent defendants through all phases of the criminal trial process.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Governmental Affairs

Admitted to Practice

  • Alaska State Courts


 Bachelor of Arts; History, Yale University - 2010

Juris Doctor; Boston College Law School - 2015