Sam Janssen

Sam Janssen

Lawyer & Manager (Operations)

About Sam

Sam joined Estate First Lawyers in 2010. He commenced as a junior law clerk and steadily rose through the ranks while simultaneously studying for his Accounting and Law degrees. Sam’s legal experience includes the breadth of estate law, from estate administration to estate planning. Sam also heads up the operational management of the firm, including precedent development, legal compliance and file work systems and processes. His work ethic and rigorous quality management has contributed to the consistently high feedback ratings received from clients for our legal services.

Education & Credentials

Sam was admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Qld in 2020. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major) in 2016 and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours in 2018, both from the University of Queensland. He also completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. Sam is a member of the Queensland Law Society.


Sam has a strong knowledge of tax law and finance, which is of great value in estate planning and estate administration, where the right tax strategy can save tens of thousands of dollars. He has experience in structuring trusts and companies for succession purposes as well as for tax and asset protection advantages. He also has experience in estate administration, where his empathetic approach with clients is appreciated. Sam has worked in the firm for over 10 years now and thoroughly enjoys this area of law.

Sam is also in charge of research and precedent development for the firm, and has an in-depth knowledge of the firm’s services, legal documents and work processes. He has advanced IT skills and manages the firm’s IT systems, which include cutting edge systems and programming to deliver the most efficient legal services possible.


  • Lawyer
  • LLB (Hons)
  • BCom (Acc)
  • G. Dip. L. Prac.
  • Member, Qld Law Society


  • Tax & business structures
  • Estate planning
  • Estate administration
  • Managing IT systems & business processes
  • Legal research
  • Precedent development
Patrick F


"Sam has diligently performed his work. I think he will be a real asset to your firm. I will ring and thank him personally for all he has done and the friendly manner in which he dealt with me, even when I was being overwhelmed by extraneous matters. Thanks again."