SAM DOTTERS-KATZ

Sam Dotters-Katz practices primarily in the areas of family law and civil rights litigation.

Sam received a B.A. in political science from the University of Oregon in 2009 and a second B.A. in History in 2011. During his summers, while an undergraduate at University of Oregon, Sam worked as a forest firefighter, which included a stint on the Cascade Complex Fire near Cascade, Idaho, in 2007. He was elected University of Oregon’s Student Body President in 2008 and again in 2013, making him the only two-term President, and only graduate student elected President in University of Oregon history. Between undergrad and law school, Sam worked in the legislative office of State Representative Brent Barton, and served as Rep. Barton’s campaign manager when he ran for the State Senate in 2010.

Sam received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2014. During law school, Sam served as an intern for Oregon’s Senior United States Senator, Ron Wyden, in Washington D.C. He was elected Vice-President of the Student Bar Association in 2012. Sam also was a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Debre Weintraub, in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Additionally, while in law school, Sam founded a political action committee dedicated to increasing funding for higher education and restructuring the governance of Oregon’s higher education system. For these efforts, in 2013, Oregon’s Governor, John Kitzhaber, appointed Sam as the first student ever to serve on the University of Oregon’s Board of Trustees.

Sam Dotters-Katz is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Idaho, the United States District Courts of Idaho, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.