Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2002, cum laude

University of Montana, B.S., 1999, cum laude, Business Administration

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Michigan Supreme Court

Montana Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Samuel J. Frederick
T: 517.371.8103
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Samuel J. Frederick

313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
T: 517.371.8103
F: 517.371.8200

Sam Frederick is currently a member of the firm’s Business and Corporate Practice Group and leads the firm’s Information Technology Practice.  He focuses his law practice in the area of intellectual property, specifically in trademarks, copyrights and software licensing.  This fast changing legal area complements Sam's other work in information technology, immigration, international transactions and commercial litigation.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the ABA’s China Advisory Committee and the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds. He is admitted to practice in Michigan and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Sam has argued numerous cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and, most recently, the Michigan Supreme Court. 

Sam received a B.S. in Business from the University of Montana, cum laude, and his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, cum laude.

He has also authored articles for The International Lawyer, the ABA’s China Law Reporter, and The Greater Lansing Business Monthly, as well as lectured on topics concerning intellectual property and international transactions.


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Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • American Bar Association
    • China Advisory Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • IT Committee, Board Member
  • State Bar of Montana
Industry & Professional Associations:
  • Capital Area IT Council
  • United Nations Association - USA Lansing Chapter, Board of Directors