Law Office Staff
The Law Office of Samuel E. Surface, Ltd. is committed to providing you with top notch legal support. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.
Growing up in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, Sam is a lifelong resident of Washington County and the St. Croix Valley area. Sam earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 2001. While enrolled at William Mitchell, Sam was active in Moot Court and a member of Law Review.
Upon graduating from William Mitchell, Sam first worked as a judicial clerk for both The Honorable Kenneth J. Maas in the Washington County District Court and The Honorable Stephen M. Halsey in the Wright County District Court. This experience gave him invaluable insight that he uses on a daily basis in his practice to this day.
Upon leaving his posts as a judicial law clerk, Sam worked for two years as an associate at the Stillwater law firm of Anastasi and Associates where he honed his skills in complex litigation, debt collection, mechanics liens, and real estate law.
After two years of work at Anastasi and Associates, in the summer of 2004, Sam started his own practice. Since opening his own practice, Sam has greatly expanded his expertise into criminal defense, DWI & DUI defense, as well as family law and other related areas.
Sam is a member of the Minnesota Bar Association and the Washington County Bar Association. He serves on the Washington County District Court - Criminal Committee which establishes Stillwater courthouse policies and makes decisions about criminal court issues. Also, Sam is a volunteer attorney with Washington County Legal Assistance.
Sam is an avid sports fan and follows Gopher Basketball and Minnesota Twins closely. He enjoys biking, swimming, golfing and curling in his spare time.