Samantha P. Griffin

New Orleans, LA
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Samantha’s practice focuses on complex business and commercial matters, construction disputes, insurance coverage, banking litigation and regulatory matters, and fiduciary litigation. She has tried cases involving breach of contract claims, fraud claims, UCC violations, lack of capacity, undue influence, and breach of fiduciary duty. Samantha also handles white collar criminal matters representing potential targets and witnesses in matters involving alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud, theft of honest services, and embezzlement.  She also regularly handles pro-bono criminal defense matters in Orleans Parish.

Samantha’s diverse practice representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal matters allows her to bring an innovative approach to client’s matters to ensure that the client’s goals are met. Recent matters include defending a national retailer in a product liability action, obtaining summary judgment on behalf of clients recognizing them as beneficiaries on a multi-million-dollar annuity, representing multiple contractors in breach of contract claims, representing a federally-chartered credit union in regulatory matters, and obtaining the denial of class certification in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case.

Samantha graduated from Loyola Law School Summa Cum Laude.  She was a member of the Loyola Law Review serving as the Casenote/Index Editor and was awarded the Warren E. Mouledeaux Award for Outstanding Law Review Member.  She is a member of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute Class of 2015 and has served a chair of its Diversity Committee.

Areas of Practice
  • Complex business and commercial matters
  • Construction disputes
  • Insurance coverage
  • Banking litigation and regulatory matters
  • Fiduciary litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana

Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • J.D.-2000

University of New Orleans

  • B.S. – 1997
Honors & Awards
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers 2017-2020
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyer 2013-2019
Professional Associates & Awards
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Published Works
  • "Stressed and Professional:  A Fish Tale?" New Orleans Bar Association American Inns of Court Continuing Legal Education Program
  • "Unmasking the Laws of Mardi Gras: A Parade of Significant Topics," New Orleans Bar Association Inns of Court
  • "Crimes of Fashion:  SEC Violations, Criminal Counterfeiting, Labor Law Violations and More in the Fashion Industry," New Orleans Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program
  • "Federation Flight Log — Winning the Document War," Louisiana State Bar Association seminar Discovery & Depositions:  The Discovery Trek — The Next Generation
  • "Ethics - Maintain Your Sanity and Avoid Bar Complaints," New Orleans Bar Association Bench Bar Conference
  • "Criminal Law for the Civil Practitioner," New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators Program
  • "Criminal Law for the Civil Law Practitioner," New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators Program
  • "Cutting Edge Evidence: New Federal Rules of Evidence 502 & its Effect on Privilege & Cyber Evid," Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Cyber Evidence CLE
  • Co-authored Corporate Spying and Surreptitious Monitoring, American Bar Association Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation
Representative Cases
Past Employment Positions
Community Involvement
  • Co-Chair of New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute’s Diversity Committee
  • University of New Orleans, College of Business Administration Board member
  • Regularly represents defendants pro bono in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court