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Samson R. Elsbernd
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Sacramento Attorney
Samson R. Elsbernd

Phone: 916.441.2430


Languages: English, Spanish

Mr. Elsbernd joined Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP, as an associate in September 2009. He obtained his undergraduate degree at The George Washington University (GWU), in Washington, D.C.; graduating summa cum laude. He also graduated with honors in Hispanic Languages and Literature, and obtained a second major in Speech and Hearing Science.
In the spring of 2005, he attended the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. In 2006 and 2007, he was the Chair of the internationally distributed Souvenir Program for the National Conference of States Societies (NCSS) Cherry Blossom Princess Program, part of The National Cherry Blossom Festival.    In 2008, he continued to collaborate with NCSS on the Souvenir Program.
Between 2006 and 2009, Mr. Elsbernd attended Pacific McGeorge School of Law, graduating with distinction. He received the Certificate of Governmental Affairs and the Witkin Award in Legislation. He served as President of the McGeorge Federalist Society, and was a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group Executive Committee for the national Federalist Society. Additionally, he was a certified student attorney for Community Legal Services, a non-profit civil practice clinic, and for the Solano County Public Defender.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Elsbernd was a legal extern for the California Emergency Management Agency, working in the Executive legal department drafting and translating bi-national and interstate memorandums of understanding and other legal documents.
Practice Areas:


  • Business Entities & Transactions
  • Business Litigation
  • Employment
  • Government Relations & Legislative Advocacy


  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid – (2005)
  • The George Washington University – B.A (2006)
  • University of the Pacific – J.D. (2009)

Prior Experience:

  • California Emergency Management Agency, Legal Intern, Rancho Cordova, CA, 2009
  • Solano County Public Defender, Legal Intern, Fairfield, CA, 2009
  • McGeorge Civil Practice Clinic, Student Attorney, Sacramento, CA, 2007-2008
  • Charter-Davis, LLP, Law Clerk, Sacramento, CA, Summer 2007
  • National Conference of State Societies Cherry Blossom Festival, Souvenir Program Chair, Washington, D.C., 2006, 2007, 2008
  • White House Office of Presidential Correspondence, Intern, Washington, D.C., 2003-2006
  • California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Intern, Washington, D.C., 2005
  • Embassy of Spain, Intern, Education Office, Washington, D.C., 2003-2004
  • Bush-Cheney ’04, Intern, Arlington, VA, 2003
  • Assemblywoman Helen Thomson, Youth Ambassador, Vacaville, CA, 2002

Foreign Language and Professional Organizations:

  • Proficient in reading and writing Spanish; speaks Spanish fluently.
  • Member of The Milton L. Schwartz David F. Levi American Inn of Court, Davis, California
  • California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) Board Member & District 2 Representative


  • The State Bar of California
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Wilke Fleury LLP

400 Capitol Mall
Twenty-Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States

Law Firm Contact: David A. Frenznick

Tel: 916.441.2430

Fax: 916.442.6664



Member Since: 2010

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