Sam Dudar

Associate Attorney

Sam Dudar is a Renaissance man who constantly strives to learn more about the subjects that interest him. He has succeeded as a Georgia attorney in many areas of practice, having mastered written and oral advocacy, contract drafting, negotiation, and future and strategic business planning, especially in the field of technology. However, he finds his true passion is family law.

During law school at the University of Georgia, Sam worked for the Gwinnett/Cobb County District Attorney’s Office on the Practice Act ADA, handled appellate motions for new trials, created legal field guides for attorney use in the courtroom, and conducted numerous pre-trial hearings.

Always looking for another opportunity to expand his knowledge, the Atlanta native joined SM&P. “I chose SM&P because the firm knows talent. That's why they have a terrific group of attorneys. I just love the teamwork and support. SM&P takes that strong, highly-skilled, enduring talent that one attorney has and configures a way to excite that dynamic quality into a single force with one voice in a very supportive environment.”

Mary Montgomery, founding and managing partner, agrees that Sam is a good match for the firm. “Sam is noted for his strong client-driven oral advocacy and boldness in court. He’s a skilled, studied, and successful negotiator in high-asset, highly adversarial cases.”

He believes Mary recruited him because of his exceptional problem-solving skills and his determination and ability to work for his clients’ best possible outcomes in the face of heavy litigation. “I join passion with technical ingenuity. I advocate strategically with my clients' interests in mind and present passionately so that my words resonate well judicially.”

Clients describe him as trustworthy, clever, analytical, sound, thorough, detailed, passionate, empathetic, strong, articulate, persuasive, genuine, in short – to some -- “a rarity.”

When not in the office solving legal problems, Sam enjoys learning foreign languages. He keeps his linguistics razor sharp in German, French, and Russian. Under the supervision of three cats, the self-proclaimed software geek spends his remaining free time writing software scripting tools, making electronic toys such as HAL9000 interface, developing electrical engineering projects, and creating pixel art.

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of Georgia, 2013

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Atlanta Bar Association, 2015
Cobb County Bar Association, 2019

LANGUAGES

French
German
Russian

EDUCATION

University of Georgia School of Law

Athens, Georgia, 2012
Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude

University of Georgia, Franklin Collage of Arts and Sciences

Atlanta, Georgia, 2009
Bachelor of Arts: English
Summa Cum Laude