Samuel R. Pulver


Every seriously injured person has a beautiful and compelling story to tell about their life and what was taken from them. When I take a case, I believe it is my responsibility to help my client discover their story and tell it to a jury, judge, or insurance company so that the value of their life and their loss is truly and fully appreciated.

Since joining The Yost Legal Group in August 2015, Sam’s practice has focused primarily on catastrophic personal injury cases involving commercial motor vehicle collisions, civil rights violations, toxic exposure, premises liability, and wrongful death.

As a lifelong Marylander, Sam is passionate about protecting the rights of his fellow citizens and fighting against those who needlessly put them in danger.

Before joining the Yost Legal Group, Sam worked in the legal department for a major insurance company, where he gained valuable insight into the mechanisms and inner workings of the insurance industry. He now represents those who have been harmed by the individuals the insurance companies seek to protect.

Sam has helped recover millions of dollars for his injured clients. Some representative verdicts and settlements include:

  • $2,750,000 settlement for a pedestrian woman who sustained a brain injury after being struck by a tractor while she was walking in the crosswalk;
  • $1,750,000 verdict against Baltimore City landlord for a child who sustained a brain injury due to exposure to lead-based paint conditions;
  • $1,287,695 verdict for a young developmentally disabled adult who sustained a severe arm fracture due to the negligence of his caretaker;
  • $900,000 settlement with trucking company for a man who sustained back and shoulder injuries from being rear-ended by a dump truck;
  • $750,000 settlement for a man who suffered a broken arm after he was unlawfully stopped, detained, and thrown to the pavement by a police officer;
  • $700,000 settlement with the trucking company for a woman who sustained back injuries and PTSD after being pushed off the roadway by a truck driver making an unsafe lane change;
  • $500,000 settlement with the landlord for a woman who tripped on eroded and uneven porch surface leading into her rowhome;
  • $400,000 verdict (the cap against the State of Maryland) against the State of Maryland where their driver struck and killed a man who was stopped on the shoulder of the highway;
  • $375,000 verdict against Baltimore City landlord for a child who sustained a brain injury due to exposure to lead-based paint conditions;
  • $325,000 verdict for man who was struck by Baltimore City police officer who made an improper left-hand turn in front of his vehicle;
  • $290,000 settlement for a woman who sustained a hand injury when bitten by an unleashed dog.

Outside of his practice, Sam is an active member of the legal community and has served and/or has been elected for the following positions:

Bar Association of Baltimore City – Young Lawyers’ Division (YLD)

  • Sustained Leadership Award (2023)
  • Nominations Committee Chair (2022 – 2023)
  • Chair (2021 – 2022)
  • Chair Elect (2020 – 2021)
  • Secretary (2019 – 2020)
  • Young Lawyers Division Rising Star Award (2019)
  • Treasurer (2018 – 2019)
  • Recipient of the Rising Star Award (2018)
  • Membership Committee Co-Chair (2017-2018)

 Maryland Association for Justice

  • Education and Programs Committee Co-Chair (2022 – 2023)
  • Board of Governors (2020 – 2023)
  • New Lawyers Section Co-Chair (2019 – 2022)
  • Membership Committee (2017 – 2022)

Maryland State Bar Association

  • Board of Governors (2022 – 2024)

Since 2019 Sam has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Maryland, an award given out to no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the State.

Sam currently resides in Ellicott City, Maryland, with his wife, two children, and two dogs. When he is not working to achieve justice on behalf of his clients, Sam can be found exploring nature with his family and friends and competing in trail running races and triathlons.