Samantha assists both individuals and businesses in navigating complex legal issues with practical and efficient advice and advocacy. Her practice includes insurance recovery advice and litigation; commercial litigation; and personal injury litigation.  Her insurance coverage practice ranges from long-tail environmental coverage advice and litigation to sex abuse coverage advice and litigation to representing individuals with homeowner coverage disputes. Samantha’s clients include both large and small to mid-sized companies, government entities, and individuals.  She has both trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Insurance Coverage

  • Obtained multiple, favorable coverage outcomes for individuals and entities through pre-litigation advocacy.

Commercial Litigation

  • Obtained multiple, favorable settlements for clients allowing them to avoid additional, costly litigation.
  • Obtained multiple dismissals on summary judgment for issues ranging from discrimination, to negligence, to personal injury.
  • Obtained multiple appellate decisions affirming my clients’ position.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Board Member, Aviation Section, KCBA, 2019-present
  • Volunteer Judge, UW Mock Trial, 2018-present
  • Mentor, UW Law School, 2018-present

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Publications

  • “Trademark Year in Review,” co-author, WSBA 25th Annual Intellectual Property Institute: A Forum for Innovation in the Continually Evolving Field of Intellectual Property, April 2020
  • “Goodbye ‘Sweetheart.’ The Ethics of Eliminating Discrimination and Promoting Diversity in Legal Practice,” co-author, King County Bar Association Aviation and Space Law Section’s Annual Meeting (2017)
  • “Quick, Stop Hiring Old People! How the Eleventh Circuit Opened the Door for Discriminatory Hiring Practices Under the ADEA” 92 Wash. L. Rev. 1605 (Oct. 2017)

Presentations

  • “The Ethics of Practicing Virtually,” presenter, KCBA Aviation Section Program (2021)
  • “Property Insurance, The Life of a Property Insurance Claim,” co-presenter, GTTC Insurance Recovery Seminar (2021)
  • “Pleadings & Motions: Civil Practice Tips & Examples,” co-presenter, National Business Institute (2021)
  • “Mastering the Basics of Discovery: A Practical Guide to Navigating Pre-Trial Discovery,” co-presenter, National Business Institute (2021)
  • “Whose Report Is It Anyway? Ethical Considerations in Ghostwriting Expert Reports,” presenter, KCBA 46th Annual Pacific Northwest Aviation Law & Insurance Conference (2019)

PERSONAL

In my personal life, I spend time with my husband and two dogs, Will and Obi. We enjoy exploring the neighborhoods and the parks in West Seattle.