Sam Overton

Gordon R. "Sam" Overton
President
City of Los Angeles Commission on Disability

Photo of Sam OvertonMr. Overton has been a deputy attorney general in the California Department of Justice in Los Angeles since 1976.  He has advised four Attorneys General on civil rights issues for persons with disabilities.  Additionally, since 1994 he has served on the Judicial Council's Access and Fairness Advisory Committee, chairing several subcommittees.  Mr. Overton is the recipient of the California Bar Association's 2007 diversity award for attorneys based upon his support for increasing minority membership in the Bar including persons with disabilities.  He is a member of the California Bar Association's Commission on Access and Fairness and he is in his second term as President of the Los Angeles City Commission on Disability.