Samuel Ballard

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 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 tackles 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 enjoy sharing that passion with their young son, Walker (a future Texas Ranger).

Education And Honors

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


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

Client Services


Water Rights

Property Tax

Environmental Permitting

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