Deeply committed to the cause of social and economic justice, Samuel H. Datlof focuses his legal practice on labor law. He has chosen to dedicate his career to representing workers who are fighting to be treated fairly and with respect.
Prior to joining Willig, Williams & Davidson, Sam advocated for immigrant workers as the Lead Employment Attorney at Justice at Work Pennsylvania. Sam represented clients in employment disputes, immigration services fraud matters, and removal defense matters. He handled individual cases and class actions and appeared in state and federal court as well as before various administrative agencies. His advocacy also included representing clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in applications for humanitarian visas.
Sam earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. In law school clinics and internships, he supported the representation of indigent criminal defendants and civil rights plaintiffs. Following law school, Sam spent two years as a federal judicial law clerk, first in the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and then in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and a master's degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
WHAT INSPIRES ME ABOUT MY WORK
"I am inspired by workers taking collective action and standing in solidarity with each other, no matter the risk."
AWAY FROM WORK
“I enjoy reading, rock climbing, watching Philadelphia sports and Tottenham Hotspur (English soccer), and playing chess badly.”