Anthony M. Sam

Anthony M. Sam

PartnerChicago Office

Anthony M. Sam is a Partner at Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine where he focuses his practice on insurance defense in the areas of medical malpractice, complex personal injury, healthcare, insurance coverage and transportation. Tony has successfully defended dentists, physicians, nurses, and hospitals in medical malpractice cases involving a wide range of injuries and specialties, including primary care, emergency care, general and orthopedic surgery, and psychiatry. He regularly analyzes insurance coverage issues and third party claims. In addition, Tony handles aviation, trucking and other transportation matters. Tony has secured favorable outcomes for his clients in a number of trials, arbitrations and settlement conferences.

During law school, Tony was a two-time National Champion in the National Animal Law Closing Argument Competition at Harvard Law School, and a National Finalist for National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the New York City Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also served as a law clerk at Commonwealth Edison and interned at the United States Attorney’s Office.


  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D. Certificate: Trial Advocacy
  • Lewis University, MBA Concentration: Human Resource Management
  • University of Iowa College of Law
    • Philip G. Hubbard Fellowship
  • Lewis University, B.S. Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics


  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of Illinois (General Bars)

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor: Lewis University, Graduate School of Management & College of Business, 2010-present

  • Business Law
  • Contemporary Management Practice
  • Government & Business
  • Legal Social and Ethical Foundation of Business
  • Mock Trial-Forensics

Adjunct Professor: University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, 2017, 2019, 2021

  • Trial Advocacy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • "Closing Arguments and Effective Cross Examination Techniques” University of Illinois Chicago School of Law: January 2014-January 2019
  • “Know Your Rights” Prairie State College, April 2014
  • “Know Your Rights” AM1570 July 2012


  • Lewis University Board of Trustees, 2020-present
  • Leaders For Tomorrow Mentoring Program, 2013-present
  • Big Shoulders Fund, Chairmen’s Advisory Council (Education Program)- 2017-present
  • Chicago Marathon Volunteer, October 2017