Sam Spiegelman

Former Attorney

Sam Spiegelman was a lawyer in Pacific Legal Foundation’s property rights practice, where he labored to fulfill his life’s passion to protect the Takings Clause’s 12 simple words: “Nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Sam’s passion for property rights began in high school and intensified at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Federalist Society and served on the editorial board of the Virginia Tax Review. Sam earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, graduating Phi Kappa Phi with high honors in history and political science. After a layover in corporate law (a dreadfully boring experience), Sam was a legal associate at the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, where he co-authored over a dozen amicus briefs, including several to the Supreme Court, and co-authored a law review article on the Court’s landmark decision in PLF’s case Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid (2021).