Samantha’s background in nursing allows her to bring a unique perspective to her law practice, particularly in the areas of health law and professional negligence, specifically medical, nursing and dental malpractice. Additionally, Samantha has experience defending environmental law, product liability and personal injury cases. She served as a Traffic Court Prosecutor for the City of Chicago, Law Division and Municipal Prosecutions before joining the private sector in 2002.
As a nurse, Samantha worked in both in-patient and out-patient settings. Her practice areas included acute in-patient oncology (medical and GYN), high-risk antepartum and complicated postpartum. She also worked as an office nurse for both a busy cardiology practice and OB/GYN/infertility private practices.
Samantha lectured to familiarize Advanced Practice Nurses with the evolving laws in Illinois and how they relate to their practice, including issues of liability. She is a former Board Member of the Chicago Area Nurse Attorney Association (CANAA) and keeps current on legal developments of import to nurses and other health care providers in all practice areas. Samantha has a strong interest in biomedical ethics and related issues.
Before attending nursing school, Samantha attended the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy in Virginia between 1991 and 1992.