Sam Ballingrud was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended American University in Washington, D.C. between 2010 and 2013 and briefly worked in Breckenridge, Colorado before attending Notre Dame. He interned with Justice Allison H. Eid of the Colorado Supreme Court during his first summer before returning to the Tampa Bay Area his second summer to work at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. After graduation, Sam will be clerking for Justice Brian Boatright on the Colorado Supreme Court in Denver, Colorado. Sam is a licensed private pilot and enjoys hiking and running.