Associate

E swellborn@sowellgray.com

P (803) 231-7829
F (803) 231-7878
Sam’s practice is focused primarily on regulatory and administrative law, with an emphasis on utilities regulation. Through his education and experience, Sam has developed an in-depth understanding of how policy and the law influence decision-making within regulatory frameworks.

Sam completed his bachelor’s degree and a Master of Public Administration degree at the University of South Carolina. During that time, he served eight years in the Army Reserves and was deployed to Baghdad in 2005. After law school at Wake Forest, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, Sam worked at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. Sam’s work at FERC focused on disputes between utilities, issues related to cost-of-service ratemaking, transactions between affiliates, and wholesale power market rules. Most recently, Sam served as Advice Attorney at the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, providing legal and policy advice to various occupational licensing boards.
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2013
    • Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, Editor-in-Chief
    • Youth Advocacy Group, tutor
  • University of South Carolina, MPA, 2010
    • Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society, USC Chapter, president
  • University of South Carolina, B.A. in International Studies, 2007
  • Energy Bar Association