Sam Serpe is a passionate and dedicated attorney with a strong foundation in consumer protection and corporate law. As a recent graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law, Sam received his Juris Doctorate cum laude in May 2023. His areas of expertise include the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"). Sam successfully passed the July 2023 Illinois Bar Exam and will be officially sworn in as a licensed attorney in November. His commitment to the legal profession is apparent in his pursuit of excellence, and he is poised to make a significant impact in the field of consumer protection law.
At the Northern Illinois University Business Law Innovation Clinic, Sam operates under a 711 License, conducting interviews with clients and conducting research to compare laws across different states. His contributions in the areas of legal research and corporate law have been invaluable in providing legal assistance to clients and advancing the clinic's mission. Sam serves as a Digital Marketing Graduate Assistant at Northern Illinois University College of Business. His role involves leveraging skills in Adobe Creative Suite, writing, and interviewing to contribute to the university's marketing efforts. Sam's multidisciplinary abilities make him a well-rounded professional, adept at both law and digital marketing.
Sam has also dedicated his time to instructing and coaching high school students in water polo. His role at the City of McHenry Parks and Recreation Department involves teaching fundamental water polo techniques and concepts while maintaining and setting up the department's facilities. His commitment to coaching and instruction is apparent in the flexible course curriculum he has developed to meet the evolving needs of student-athletes.
Sam's diverse educational background, combined with his practical experience in law, marketing, and coaching, makes him a versatile and capable attorney. He is dedicated to ensuring that his clients' rights are protected, and he brings a unique set of skills and perspectives to every case he handles. Sam is endorsed by his peers and has already made a significant impact on the legal and academic communities, reflecting his commitment to excellence.
- Northern Illinois University, Aug 2020 - May 2023
- Doctor of Law - JD, Intellectual Property Law, Business/Corporate Law, Property
- Northern Illinois University, Aug 2018 - May 2020
- Bachelor of Arts - BA, Journalism
- Minor Degree in Communications, Graduated Cum Laude
- McHenry County College, Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
- Student Attorney - Northern Illinois University Business Law Innovation Clinic, Jan 2023 – Present
- Digital Marketing Graduate Assistant - Northern Illinois University, Aug 2021 – Present
- Legal Research
- Corporate Law
- Adobe Creative Suite