Murray, Samantha A.

Education

Western Michigan University

B.A., 2008
  • summa cum laude

Michigan State University College of Law

J.D., 2012
  • magna cum laude
  • Michigan State Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Faculty Scholarship Award Recipient

Bar Admission

Michigan

Samantha A. Pattwell

Associate

Prominent Assignments

Practice involves all aspects of civil/commercial litigation and real estate litigation, concentrating on property disputes, insurance and ERISA litigation, employment litigation, contested mortgage foreclosure cases, and consumer class action defense

Cases include both trial and appellate work in state and federal courts, including the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Experienced in assisting with the formation of LLCs and corporations, drafting and amending organizational documents, and drafting and reviewing a variety of contracts, including insurance contracts

Experienced in defending claims brought against debt collectors for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

Represented various Michigan and national lenders in breach of contract and mortgage foreclosure actions

Counsel to food processors and distributors in food safety matters and other commercial disputes, including handling matters involving the FDA and state regulators in food product withdrawals, and representation and counsel of food industry clients on insurance claims

Representative Clients

  • AT&T Michigan
  • Corrigan Oil Company
  • Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership
  • HSBC Bank USA, NA
  • Michigan's Largest Health Care Company and Insurance Subsidiaries
  • Nationstar Mortgage, LLC
  • Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC
  • Pioneer Railcorp.
  • Seterus, Inc.

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute, Chair of the Community for the Commercial Litigation Committee

Community Involvement

  • Pro bono representation of clients in civil and criminal litigation and in the resolution of tax liabilities

Experience

  • Extern for Michigan firm primarily representing businesses experiencing financial difficulties (2011-2012)
  • Summer Associate for Dickinson Wright PLLC (2011)
  • Intern at Ingham County Probate Court (2010)