“The Weigand Scholarship is truly the most comprehensive and generous scholarship offered to law students. The scholarship goes beyond financial support to creating a community of excellence.”
Weigand Scholar: 2009, 2010, 2011
Washburn University, 2008
- Graduated summa cum laude
- Dale C. Marceaux Scholarship
- Leadership Institute Scholarship
- Garvey Scholarship
C.P.A., Kansas, 2011
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2011
- Graduated cum laude
Foreman Law LLC
- Corporate and Business Law
- Intellectual Property
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Technology and E-commerce Law
- American Bar Association
- Kansas Bar Association (Professional Diversity Committee Member)
- Wichita Bar Association
Sam graduated cum laude from Washburn Law School in May 2011 with a certificate in Business and Transactional Law. Sam is currently employed at Klenda Austerman LLC in Wichita and practices in the areas of corporate and transactional law, intellectual property and aircraft finance.
Sam and his wife enjoy being active in the Wichita community. They attend and volunteer at LifeChurch Wichita. Sam is active in Young Professionals of Wichita (2016 chair, Board of Trustees), the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce (member, Board of Directors), the Entrepreneurship Task Force (Accelerator subcommittee), and the Wichita Aero Club.
Sam’s community involvement has been recognized by multiple Wichita organizations. In 2013, Young Professionals of Wichita bestowed two awards upon Sam: the Ambassador Action Team Volunteer of the Year Award for his contributions to the YPW organization; and the Community Service Award for his distinguished record of service to the Wichita community. Sam also recently received recognition as a Wichita Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree in 2015.
Sam dedicated his academic career to the pursuit of excellence. His work ethic was instilled as a home-school student, and contributed to his academic successes. He was named to the Washburn University President’s Honor Roll for seven semesters, the Dean’s Honor Roll one semester, and graduated summa cum laude in May 2008 with a BBA in Accounting.
As an undergraduate, Sam was an active participant in the Washburn University Leadership Institute, where he earned a Gold Certificate in leadership studies. During his time as an undergraduate, he served as leader of a high school Bible study, co-director of the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, co-founded the Washburn University Academic Peer Advisors, and Lyceum, a council of honor societies.
Sam served as chapter vice president for Mortarboard and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, and was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi honors societies. Within the School of Business, Sam served on the Dean of the School of Business’ Student Advisory Council, and as chairman of the Dicus Excellence in Teaching Award Selection Committee.
Sam earned a Kansas CPA Certificate in 2011 after successfully completing the CPA exam while in law school.
Sam joined Fleeson Gooing in Wichita as Special Counsel in 2016, and was made a member in 2019. In June of 2019, he started his own law firm, Foreman Law LLC in Wichita, KS.
“It’s such a humbling experience to be the beneficiary of another’s lifetime of dedication and excellence. To share the heritage of J.L. Weigand Jr.’s service with these outstanding scholars is a true honor. Kansas is more than just home for me. It is a place where endless potential and promise resides. The character of the people in this state makes this a truly special place to live and work.”