Samuel Packard was born in Southeast Texas in 1978 to Bernard and Sarah Packard. During his youth, Samuel and his father would spend countless hours working together clearing fields on the family farm while discussing the legal issues his father faced as an attorney. His father’s relentless work ethic and passion for the law left an indelible impact on Samuel and cemented his desire to become an attorney.
Samuel finished college and went to law school at the University of Houston where he graduated in 2004. Since the beginning of his legal career, Samuel has had one focus: helping people who can’t work obtain Social Security disability benefits, and he has gotten very good at it. He has practiced at every level up to the federal circuit court, and has helped literally thousands of people receive Social Security disability benefits.
Family and Community Service
From his early childhood, Samuel was very active in his church and community. In high school, he played football, sang in the choir, ran track, and became an Eagle Scout. He later lived in Mexico City for almost two years where he served as a missionary, became fluent in Spanish, and learned to love the people and culture. Samuel then married the love of his life, Robin Orsak, and the two have five beautiful children together.
Today, Samuel is one of few attorneys in Texas who is board-certified in Social Security disability law by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy. Samuel uses his expertise to help various initiatives and organizations such as Project Caridad, ARC of San Antonio, The Nellie M. Reddix Center, SAMMinistries and the Epilepsy Foundation.
His overall philosophy is that it is easiest to find yourself when you get lost in serving others. Indeed, it is easier because there is so much more of yourself to discover.
Area of Practice
Social Security disability law
- Texas, May 2004
- Louisiana, October 2005 (currently inactive)
- B.S. from Brigham Young University (2001)
- J.D. from University of Houston Law Center (2003)
- Texas Bar Association
- National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy