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Samuel M. Pender


Harrisonburg, VA





Samuel M. Pender obtained a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a focus on Homeland Security from Liberty University in 2014.  He then went on to attend Liberty University Law School and he graduated in 2017. While in law school, Sam served as an intern with the Appomattox Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and upon graduation he went to work for the Rockingham County Commonwealth Attorneys’ Office where prosecuted cases involving domestic violence, crimes against children and crimes against the elderly and the incapacitated.  He worked at the Rockingham County Commonwealth Attorneys’ Office for 18 months before leaving for private practice.  Prior to attending law school, Sam had an extensive business background.  
Sam took the skills he learned as a prosecutor in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court and made the decision to focus on family law.  

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2017


  • Liberty University School of Law, Lynchburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2017
  • Liberty University
    • B.A. - 2014
    • Honors: magna cum laude