Samuel Borbor-Sawyer

Senior Associate
(716) 847-7037
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Mr. Borbor-Sawyer practices in the areas of business disputes and commercial litigation, including breach of contract and business torts. He has experience in federal and state motion practice, appellate practice, e-discovery, labor and employment matters, including Title IX, and internal investigations. His experience also includes successfully defending commercial insurance policyholders in high-exposure tort actions and providing counsel in matters requiring referees and receivers.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • Sierra Leone

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in New York, 2020
  • Phillips Lytle Diversity Scholarship, 2016
  • Sierra Leone Law School Outstanding Academic Performance in Law Award for Second Highest GPA in LL.B. Class of 2012


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2017
  • Sierra Leone Law School, BL, 2013
  • University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College, LL.B., First Class Honors, 2013

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Minority Bar Association of Western New York, Inc.
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section

Present Activities

  • Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center, Inc., Board of Directors, Member
  • Ukulele Kids Club Inc.
    • National Board of Directors, Secretary
    • Governance Committee, Chair

Past Activities

  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Paula L. Feroleto, New York State Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District, 2017
  • Buffalo Law Review, Associate
  • Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal, Associate
  • Buffalo Performing Arts Law Society, Founder
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School – Class of 2019 (1L, Sections S1 & S2) Legal Analysis, Writing & Research Course, Writing Fellow