Attorney & Counselor


About Samuel

Sam assists clients facing legal challenges or disputes concerning their land, and works to minimize impacts to their property and achieve a resolution that protects their assets. As a future fourth-generation landowner, Sam’s passion for protecting and defending landowners’ rights is deeply rooted in his personal connection to land and the heritage that is tied to it.

Sam leverages his background in environmental and regulatory law in order to address the unique and complicated issues that often arise with property ownership. From negotiating water rights leases, navigating environmental permitting, protesting property tax appraisals, or representing landowners in complex litigation, Sam is able to tackle a variety of issues on behalf of his landowner-clients.

Based out of Dripping Springs, Sam and his wife, Angela, share a passion for the Hill Country and look forward to sharing that passion with their first-born that arrived in June 2022.

Client Services


Water Rights

Property Tax

Environmental Permitting

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Samuel Ballard

Experience, Education, Memberships and Community Involvement (+)READ MORE


Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., 2019-2022
Associate Attorney, Air and Waste Practice Group
Law Clerk Coordinator
Co-Chair, Technology Committee

Brown Sims, P.C. 2018-2019
Associate Attorney

Environmental Protection Agency, 2017
Extern for the Region 6 Office of Regional Counsel

Center for Water Law and Policy, 2016
Teaching Fellow

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., 2016
Law Clerk

Brady & Hamilton, LLP, 2015-2016
Law Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 2014
Intern for the Region 9 Water Division


Doctor of Jurisprudence, Magna Cum Laude, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2017
1st Place Legal Practice Appellate Brief Award
Top Grade Award: Legal Practice II, Water Law, Wind Law, Texas Administrative Practice
Academic Distinction Award: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Legal Practice I
Water Law & Science Concentration Program
Administrative Law Journal, Vol. 17: Articles Editor
Environmental Law Society: President
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, Pre-Law, Baylor University, 2014
Baylor Interdisciplinary Core Honors Program
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity: Academic Chairman

Admissions/Memberships and Community Involvement

State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section, Real Estate Section
Austin Bar Association, Environmental Law and Administrative Law Section
Austin Young Lawyers Association
Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association
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