Michael P. Sams is a founding member and shareholder of Kenney & Sams, P.C. He received an AV Rating, the highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics from The Martindale Hubbell National Law Directory. Mr. Sams was selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers 2007 to 2014. This designation is limited to the top five percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New England. His primary area of practice is construction litigation.
He has successfully tried numerous cases before the Massachusetts Superior and District Courts, the United States Department of Labor, the Division of Administrative Law Appeals, and the Department of Industrial Accidents. He has successfully tried bid protest matters before the Attorney General's Office, and handled appeals before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the United States First Circuit. Mr. Sams has arbitrated matters with the American Arbitration Association and the Office of Consumer Affairs. He also has mediated and arbitrated many cases with the various alternative dispute resolution agencies and independent mediators.In addition to his litigation and trial work, Mr. Sams spends considerable time consulting with clients regarding risk management policies and procedures, as well as contract analysis and preparation, all to lessen the potential for future litigation. He writes and speaks frequently concerning trial and litigation skills including best practices in taking depositions, sound legal writing and Massachusetts evidence law. Mr. Sams also has served as a faculty speaker to industry groups concerning matters such as risk management and claims investigation. Mr. Sams has spoken to industry and legal organizations including the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, The Massachusetts Bar Association, Construction Financial Managers Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Associated Builders and Contractors, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. He also has presented at both Build Boston and Residential Build Boston.