Sam J. Polverino has been named by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine four consecutive years (2009 – 2017) as one of the premier attorneys in the practice of criminal defense.
He has been listed in Martindale‑Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for over ten years and has been a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law for over 25 years.
A graduate of USF School of Law with an undergraduate degree from University of Santa Clara, Mr. Polverino has been successfully defending clients for over 30 years who have been accused of homicides, sexual assault allegations, serious felonies, and misdemeanors in state and federal courts.
He has handled thousands of cases in both the state and federal courts. He is skilled at legal strategy, effective with defense advocacy, respected by his peers, and works zealously for his clients.
In 1988, Sam J. Polverino and Edward J. Davila opened Davila & Polverino, a law firm that specialized in criminal defense. Years later Mr. Davila left the firm to become a judge; he is now a member of the Federal District Court bench.
Mr. Polverino continued to operate the law firm. Before starting in private practice Mr. Polverino served as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office for seven years.
He obtain his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University and his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He also served in the United States Army.