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Sam Meziani

Phone: 801-441-9393
Phone 2: 801-441-6170

Sam Meziani is a trial lawyer experienced in handling civil and criminal matters in federal and state court for individual and corporate clients.

Sam represents clients in a wide range of sophisticated disputes including commercial matters, real estate, eminent domain, asbestos, personal injury, and civil rights litigation. Sam is a leader in eminent domain litigation. He has represented electric and natural gas transmission companies in high-stakes disputes and has been published in the ABA Energy Litigation Journal.

Sam has also successfully defended individuals who have fallen into crises and have been charged with serious crimes such as wire and mail fraud, tax fraud, racketeering, firearm offenses, money laundering, identity theft, health care fraud, and environmental and regulatory offenses. Sam serves clients in all phases of the criminal process including audits, investigations, grand jury proceedings, pretrial proceedings, and trial.

Prior to joining Goebel Anderson, Sam was a partner at a large Salt Lake law firm, senior litigation counsel for an electric utility, and worked for a boutique trial firm.

Education Recognition Associations Opinions Trials
  • Loyola University Chicago, J.D.2003
  • University of Utah, B.A. 1999
  • AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Salt Lake County Bar Executive Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Pro-Mold v. ESI Extrusion Srvs., 81 U.C.C. Rep. Serv. 2d 72 (2013) (summary judgment under uniform commercial code)
  • Trans-Western Petroleum, Inc. v. U.S. Gypsum Co., 584 F.3d 988 (10th Cir. 2009) (breach of oil and gas lease)
  • Mack v. Utah Division of Securities221 P.3d 194 (Utah 2009) (affirmed injunction preventing prosecution by agency)
  • United States v. Hairup565 F. Supp.2d 1309 (D. Utah 2008) (dismissal of indictment alleging aggravated identity theft
  • PacifiCorp v. Vineyard Properties of Utah (eminent domain bench trial)
  • Rocky Mountain Power v. Barker (eminent domain jury trial)
  • Rocky Mountain Power v. Hillam (eminent domain jury trial)
  • Rocky Mountain Power v. Woodard (eminent domain jury trial)
  • Trans-Western Petroleum v. United States Gypsum Company (oil and gas bench trial)
  • United States v. DeHerrera (felony jury trial)
  • Syndicate Exchange Corporation v. Crusher (commercial bench trial)