Samantha A. Tamura


(405) 552-2220
Oklahoma City

Samantha “Sam” Tamura is a tax and business attorney whose practice encompasses the areas of wealth transfer tax planning for high net worth families and individuals, business planning for closely held family businesses, estate and trust planning and administration, business and transaction taxation, tax-advantaged activities and program compliance, and the resolution of disputes and controversies with taxing authorities. Her clients include individuals, high net worth families, public and private companies, and tax-exempt organizations.

Sam also advises clients on a broad range of corporate and general business matters, including entity selection and formation, reorganizations and dissolutions, and governance and compliance matters.

The Oklahoma native is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2018 and with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2023. While in law school, she served as the editor-in-chief of the American Indian Law Review, was named a Comfort Scholar, served as a director of the Victim Advocacy Program and as head mentor for the 1L Mentorship Program, earned American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts and Wills & Trusts, and was a member of the Business Law Society, First Generation Law Student Association, Native American Law Student Association, and Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. She also earned certificates in American Indian law and business and transactional law.

Prior to entering law school, Sam worked in the field of banking and data analysis.

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma, 2023
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • J.D., with honors, University of Oklahoma, 2023
    • Editor-in-Chief, American Indian Law Review; Director, Victim Advocacy Program; Head Mentor, 1L Mentorship Program; Phi Delta Phi; Business Law Society; Native American Law Student Association; Comfort Scholar; 2 American Jurisprudence Awards
  • B.B.A. (Management), summa cum laude, University of Central Oklahoma, 2018