Samuel E. Lipsitz is an Associate in Selman Breitman’s San Francisco office and is a member of the firm’s Insurance practice group. Sam represents general liability insurers in various types of coverage inquiries and disputes, including cases arising out of coverage denials, bad faith litigation, and policy interpretation. His clients include regional, national, and international insurance companies involved in diverse business industries, including technology, commercial real estate/construction, food and restaurant, healthcare, automotive, product manufacturing, and hospitality. Sam's practice partially consists of preparation of coverage opinions, reservation of rights letters, and coverage declination letters on behalf of clients. He also has experience in representing insurers in disputes that involve complex claim histories, as well as litigation involving declaratory relief, rescission, and/or reformation with respect to underlying insurance policies.

Sam’s experience in Insurance and coverage analysis enables him to investigate and evaluate insurance coverage issues and provide sound legal guidance to clients involved in litigation. He works closely with clients and claims representatives to provide creative solutions to complex issues and provides practical advice as to pertinent rights and obligations, in order to reach favorable resolutions of their disputes. He enjoys the collaborative work process that often comprises the process of serving his client’s interests. 

While in law school at the Saint Louis University School of Law, Sam pursued a dual degree and obtained his Masters of Business Administration. He was a Dean's Scholar, a recipient of the Samuel I. Sievers Writing Award, and a finalist for the Law Student Symposium.  As a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Association, Sam continued to explore various fields and industries encompassing the practice of law. 

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Sam presently resides in San Francisco. When not helping clients with their legal needs, he spends his time exploring the city and coast with his wife, traveling with family and friends, following his favorite sports teams, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars: 2022

Saint Louis University School of Law:

  • Dean's Scholar
  • Samuel I. Sievers Writing Award Recipient
  • Law Student Symposium Finalist
  • Academic Excellence Awards for Highest Grade in Sports Law and Death Penalty Seminar


Bar Admission

Missouri (2015)

California (2020)

United States District Court (Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts) (2020)


Saint Louis University School of Law (Dual Degree -- J.D., M.B.A.)

University of Wisconsin, B.A., Political Science