Sam Vance was born in New York, New York but he grew up in Roanoke, Virginia.
Sam is married to the former Tracy Hawkins since 1994. They live in Rustburg, Virginia with their three children, Jack, Clarice and Meredith. Sam’s hobbies include spending time with his family, fishing, running and traveling.
Sam is a member of the Campbell County Bar Association, Virginia State Bar, Roanoke Bar Association, Lynchburg Bar Association, Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, and Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
In addition to his law practice, Sam has served as a lecturer and moderator with Virginia Continuing Legal Education and has served as an Assistant Professor of Law at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, teaching corporate law and corporate organizations.
Prior to joining Overbey, Hawkins, Wright & Vance as a partner in 2011, Sam practiced with the Roanoke law firms of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore from 1999 to 2001 and Glenn Feldmann Darby & Goodlatte from 2002 to 2009. In addition, Sam served as one of the in-house counsel attorneys for Advance Auto Parts, a Fortune 500 company, from 2009 to 2011. Sam’s continuing focus has been in the areas of personal injury, general civil litigation, real estate, business and local government law. He also assists individuals in a wide variety of areas, with his client’s problem resolution as his chief goal.
Sam graduated from Duke University in 1992 with a degree in Public Policy Studies and in 1999 he graduated from William and Mary School of Law. Sam was admitted to the Virginia State Bar that same year.
Sam spends the majority of his practice devoted to personal injury cases, but he has also focused in the following areas: general civil litigation, real estate, wills and estate planning, business, and local government law.