Sam Hays

Sam  Hays


Waco, Texas

Sam Hays is a Waco native who joined Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC in 2010, he was named partner in 2014. Mr. Hays graduated from Baylor University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He continued his studies at Baylor University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree cum laude. While attending Baylor Law, Mr. Hays was awarded the Loy M. Simpkins Memorial Award for his academic achievement in marital property law and was nominated for the American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student Award. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Hays played professional baseball for five years in the Seattle Mariners organization. Mr. Hays was the Seattle Mariners’ first pick in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft.

Sam and his wife Julie reside in Waco with their three children.

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D., cum laude
  • Baylor University
    • B.B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • McLennan County Bar Association
  • Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers’ Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco
  • First Baptist Church of Woodway