Born in Scranton Pennsylvania but a resident of Lancaster County since infancy, Sam is a graduate of Penn State University in 1970 and the Villanova University School of Law in 1973. He and his wife Debbie have been married for 39 years and have two adult sons.
Sam has practiced law in the City of Lancaster since 1974. He received the Access to Justice Award for pro bono work in 2002, and has presented seminars to other lawyers and real estate professionals for over 10 years on the intricacies of landlord/tenant law.
Sam was the President of the Lancaster Bar Association in 2006 and was twice rated Highly Recommended by the Judiciary Committee of the Lancaster Bar Association for a position on the bench of the Lancaster County Court. Sam is also on the list of Lancaster Bar Association approved mediators/arbitrators for civil cases, in which parties want to try to resolve a matter privately.
In addition to Sam’s many recognitions, he is heavily involved in his community and church. On November 5, 2013, Sam was elected to a four-year term beginning January 6, 2014, as a Commissioner for Manheim Township, home to over 38,000 residents. Sam is a member of the Lancaster Rotary Club, President of Grave Concern, Inc (a cemetery preservation group), Secretary of the Board of Directors of LancasterHistory.org (the Historical Society), and a Board Member of the Open Arms Christian Child Care Center here in Lancaster.
Mr. Mecum practices substantially in the areas of: