Sam McGovern, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Sam McGovern is an attorney who was born and raised in San Diego, California. He obtained the degree of Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from California Western School of Law in San Diego, graduating in the top 2% of his class. During law school, Sam obtained experience as a Judicial Extern at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, as a Law Clerk working in the civil litigation field, and by working with both private and public-sector criminal defense attorneys.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sam McGovern worked as a police officer. He gained extensive experience investigating all sorts of crimes, led public relations efforts, and became certified in 3D crime scene and traffic collision modeling. He also became very familiar with testifying as a witness in court.

Sam’s unique background lends itself to providing excellent representation to clients in personal injury and civil litigation cases, as well as to helping clients form estate plans that provide peace of mind. He’s been there when clients are first faced with seemingly insurmountable legal issues and understands how to help take away the uncertainty.

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Cameron Hays, J.D.

Legal Analyst

Cameron Hays grew up in the greater San Luis Obispo area before becoming a long-time resident of San Diego. His background is in the construction industry, where he started, and later sold, a successful business and became a highly sought after electrical engineer. After shifting his focus to pursue his passion for the law, Cameron obtained the degree of Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego.

Cameron is an incredible asset to clients of the McGovern Law Group. On the front end, Cameron meets with clients to help sort out all the complex details of cases and form a plan to resolve the issues. Behind the scenes, Cameron excels at researching  applicable law and applying his professional background to build strong cases for our clients.

Valinda McGovern


Valinda McGovern assists in the logistics of McGovern Law Group operations. She brings a wealth of experience to the table, including hospitality management, non-profit management, and e-commerce operations.