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Ms. Samantha Jill Funt

Mitchell Shapiro Greenamyre & Funt LLP

Samantha Funt serves as Partner at Mitchell Shapiro Greenamyre & Funt LLP and is dedicated to zealous advocacy on behalf of victims of wrongdoing. An experienced litigator, Samantha focuses her practice on wrongful death and catastrophic injury in the areas of civil rights, negligent security and medical malpractice – providing counsel at the most critical times. Representative civil rights cases include excessive force, wrongful arrest and prosecution, first amendment violations, prison and jail violence, and medical neglect while in custody. 


Samantha has secured life changing multi-million-dollar settlements for her clients in a variety of matters. This includes her work as lead counsel in a carbon monoxide brain injury case, a medical malpractice case for the overdose of a disabled child, and in numerous civil rights matters for constitutional violations at hands of government officials. Samantha co-counsels with attorneys across the country and values the energy and impact of a varied litigation team. Samantha has been recognized by her peers through selection to the Georgia Trial Lawyer Association’s LEAD Program and also as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.


Her background stems from years of experience representing defendants in negligence and wrongful death actions, giving her intimate knowledge of the way these cases are defended. Prior to joining MSGF, Samantha was a trial attorney in a large national law firm where she handled an expansive caseload in state and federal courts and represented domestic and international clients in areas including premises liability, negligent security, construction defects, products liability, commercial litigation and intellectual property rights.


A trial lawyer at heart, she began her career as a criminal defense attorney with the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office. There, Samantha represented hundreds of clients in juvenile, domestic violence and felony courts. She has litigated criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to life felonies including murder, drug trafficking, sexual battery, aggravated battery, and robbery, has tried 25 jury trials and has litigated constitutional and evidentiary motions. She has fought against excessive and illegal uses of force, unconstitutional arrests, and police and prison abuses including collaborating with the ACLU. Samantha passionately brings these experiences to her work at MSGF, fighting for those whose rights have been violated by law enforcement and the criminal justice system.


A graduate of the George Washington University Law School, Samantha served as a GW Writing Fellow, VP of the GW Mock Trial Board, and as a student attorney for the GW Public Justice Advocacy Clinic.


Samantha is a multifaceted leader and valued friend in her community. With a degree in music performance from Emory University, she has played as a cellist in community orchestras and enjoys being an active part of the Atlanta music community.


She loves spending time outside and exploring nature with her husband, Eric Funt, and their two young daughters. You can email her directly at

Product Type
On Demand

Plaintiff's Personal Injury

CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 1 Ethics, 0 Professionalism, 2 Trial Practice

Ethics |  Trial Practice
Original Program Date:
Feb 02, 2023
$225.00 - Base Price

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