Samuel J. Fenton


Sam became an attorney to solve complex problems and promote justice. In his work as a member of the transactional and litigation teams at the firm, Sam brings a holistic and detail-oriented approach to the practice of law to ensure his clients financial, personal, and philosophical needs are met.

Sam grew up in a small town outside Kansas City, Kansas. Coming from a family of teachers, journalists, and marines, Sam was raised with a passion for learning and adventure. Sam attended the University of Kansas and studied political science, history, and economics. Before graduating, Sam was named a Global Scholar and afforded the opportunity to conduct a two-year interdisciplinary research project on culture & politics in the United Kingdom. While at KU, Sam developed his court room skills by captaining the National Undergraduate Mock Trial team, winning numerous awards including Top Rocky Mountain Region Attorney.

Sam followed his passion for courtroom advocacy to Gonzaga University School of Law. There, Sam competed on the first Gonzaga National Trial Team to reach the Regional Final. He graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga and during his time there, earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for the receiving the top grade in both Employment Discrimination and Non-Corporate Entity Law. Sam began at Wolff, Hislop & Crockett PLLC as an intern. Through his internship, Sam learned to practice law and connected deeply with WHC’s commitment to integrity. His connection to the firm’s values led him to accept the position of Associate Attorney, and he now serves clients in various areas including employment, real estate, and insurance litigation.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Sam volunteers with the Gonzaga National Trial Team. Outside the office, you’ll often find him enjoying activities such as skiing, exploring new restaurants, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs alongside his wife and their two dogs.

Practice Areas


  • Business Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Real Estate Disputes
Business Law

  • Contract Drafting / Review
  • Employment Law
  • Entity Formation
  • Governance
Real Estate Law

  • Easements
  • Home Owner’s Associations
  • Landlord Representation

Community Involvement

  • Gonzaga University Alumni Association
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association – Labor & Employment Section


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, 2022, J.D.
    Honors: Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Kansas, 2019, B.A.
    Major: Political Science
    Minor: Economics, History
    Honors: Global Scholar

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State Courts
  • Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Idaho State Courts


Real Estate

Wills & Trusts