Team member spotlight: Sam Dolce-Powers, Esq.

Posted on January 16, 2020

Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring the members of our dynamic team who, in their own way, help injured clients and their families plan for a secure financial future. Today the spotlight is on Sam Dolce-Powers, Esq., associate at Milestone. Sam blends the skills of an attorney and a planner to provide in-depth comprehensive settlement consultations for both our attorney and plaintiff clients. He also establishes and helps oversee Milestone’s qualified settlement funds. We asked Sam a few questions about working at Milestone and life outside the office. Read on to learn more about him!

How do you help Milestone’s clients?

I guide people through a time of great upheaval and transition in their lives, and through doing so improve their outcomes.

What is the best part of your job?

Getting thank you notes. After you guide a person and their family through the process and they reach the other side, they are always very grateful. Knowing someone took the time to actually pen a thank you note and reading the kind words they send, is really amazing and affirming.

What is your favorite thing about working in Buffalo?

Go Bills.

How would you describe Milestone’s corporate culture in one word?

Mission-driven. 

Share one of your favorite client stories.

Not an individual story, but a story for many of our clients. There is no feeling like sitting in a family’s living room, and telling them everything is going to be alright. The professionals are here, and you do not have to stress about money any more. The feeling of relief is often palpable.

What makes you a good party guest?

I make amazing cheese boards, am quick with a story, and always take off my shoes.

What is your “walking down the street” song?

Feelin’ It – Jay Z feat. Mecca.

If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?

Cookie dough, ‘cause I’m pretty plain vanilla, with a little extra something that makes it that much more special.

If you could trade places with any other person for a day, whom would it be?

Frederick Douglas.

Check out Sam’s full bio to read about his career, pro bono work, and more.