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. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sam McGovern worked as a police officer. The unexpected take-away from Sam’s time in law enforcement was a unique expertise in problem solving and conflict resolution.

Sam’s unique background lends itself to providing excellent representation to clients that results in peace of mind. He’s been there when individuals were first faced with seemingly insurmountable legal issues and understands how to help take away the uncertainty. Sam most enjoys helping families plan their legacies, protect their hard work, and provide for their loved-ones through estate planning.

Sam’s legal experience also includes litigation in personal injury cases, family law, and criminal defense. On a personal note, Sam enjoys exploring San Diego from the mountains to the coast with his wife and rescue greyhound, Nora.

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Sam McGovern is an estate planning attorney based in La Mesa, CA and serving East County and Greater San Diego

Meet the team

Get to know the team supporting the McGovern Law Group.
Valinda McGovern
Administrator

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.

Cameron Hays
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.