Sammie has worked in workers compensation for over 25 years, handling all manner of cases for all types of employers. In each instance the goal was to provide the most efficient and cost effective solution to the problem, even if it meant litigation all the way through the appeal process. Sammie has gained a reputation, with both judges and opposing attorneys, for being honest,approachable and reasonable, and for fighting when there is a need to fight.
After graduating high school he attended Jackson State University as a part of what is now the W.E.B. DuBois-Maria Louisa Alvarez Harvey Honors College. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987, with a major in political science and minor in History. After college Sammie attended Vanderbilt University School of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctorate 1990. After law school he served as a law clerk the Honorable Justice Lenore Prather and Honorable Justice Michael Sullivan of the Mississippi Supreme Court.