Ms. Samantha Jill Funt
Mitchell & Shapiro LLP
Samantha Funt focuses her practice on wrongful death, catastrophic injury and medical malpractice cases - providing counsel at the most critical times. She also holds government officials accountable in an active civil rights practice and is adept at resolving complex business disputes.
She has secured life changing multi-million-dollar settlements for her clients in a variety of matters. She 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 for 2022.
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 Mitchell & Shapiro, 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 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. She gained valuable experience interning with excellent attorneys at the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Patrick Michael Duffy in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.
She loves spending time outside and exploring nature with her husband, Eric Funt, and their two young daughters. You can email her directly at email@example.com.