Sam Bussey was born in Spokane, Washington, where both of her parents served in the military. Although not a native of McCracken County, Sam Bussey moved to Paducah with her mother and brother at a very young age. Sam graduated from St. Mary High School with honors in 2006 and graduated Cum Laude from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in May 2010. While at Murray State, Sam joined Gamma Sigma Sigma, a National Service Sorority, where she served as both Secretary and Parliamentarian.
Upon completing her undergraduate studies, Sam attended Valparaiso University Law School where she was granted a degree of juris doctor in May 2015. While at Valparaiso, Sam was an active participant in several campus organizations. She served as a Student Ambassador to the Admissions Committee, Legal Writing Teacher’s Assistant, Research Assistant to the Dean of Library Services, as well as an Executive Editor to the Valparaiso Law Review, where she was able to publish an article titled: “Setting the Bar: Applying a Uniform Standard of Documentation in Accommodating Bar Examinees with AD/HD in Compliance with Title III of the ADA.” During Sam’s 3L year, she was a member of the Valparaiso Law Juvenile Clinic, which gave her the chance to interact with real clients while being able to gain courtroom experience. Outside of the classroom, Sam also served as a law clerk to several attorneys and judges.
Prior to receiving her bar exam results, Sam reached out to the Bryant Law Center seeking a career that would help advance her legal skills. At the Bryant Law Center, Sam has been given research and writing opportunities that have not only enhanced her skills, but given her a greater knowledge into various aspects of the law. By working at the Bryant Law Center, Sam continues to learn from some of the most experienced and respected attorneys in the profession.