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Samantha Demuren


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When people are facing the toughest fight of their lives, Samantha Demuren is the attorney they call. Her formidable trial skills were sharpened in Philadelphia and Manhattan's courtrooms, where she tried cases as a prosecutor, corporate defense attorney, and commercial litigator. Now she’s using her wealth of courtroom experience to fulfill a lifelong calling: fighting for the injured and wronged in civil court.

“While we cannot erase our clients’ tragedies, we at Arnold & Itkin dedicate ourselves to ensuring our clients know their voice mattered. Their experiences mattered. We fight to obtain the very best results so they can rebuild their lives. I'm proud to be a part of such a team.”



Samantha is a first-generation immigrant and was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa. After immigrating to the United States at the tender age of eight, Samantha and her family settled in Houston, Texas, where she grew up.

Samantha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where she was on the Dean’s List. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Samantha assumed many leadership roles. She was President of the Black Organization of Students, Vice President of the Debate Honor Society, and an active member of Lawrence International.

After getting her bachelor’s, Samantha earned a law degree from Villanova University School of Law. While in law school, she served as the Chair for Villanova’s National Trial Advocacy Team, was one of three student members of the Dean Advisory Committee, and was President of the Black Law Students Association. During law school, she interned for a large law firm in Philadelphia. However, Samantha’s passion for the injured was ignited when she served as a summer law clerk at the Manhattan District Attorney Office’s elite Special Victims Bureau in New York City. There, Samantha assisted in providing a voice to victims of heinous sexual assaults.

Upon graduation, Samantha practiced the pursuit of justice by serving Philadelphia's citizens as an Assistant District Attorney for four years. As a prosecutor, Samantha handled hundreds of criminal cases from inception to disposition, including serving as a lead counsel for multiple jury trials. Samantha continued her legal career with law firms in Philadelphia, representing Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial litigation. These experiences gave her insight into the inner workings of large corporations. While she gained valuable experience as a defense attorney, she always felt the call to serve plaintiffs in her heart.

When Samantha decided to join Arnold & Itkin, she was glad to find an opportunity to return home to Houston, but she was especially thrilled to fulfill her calling to seek justice for victims. Her advocacy has allowed her to fight for her clients against the nation’s largest companies, getting the best results for her clients. She is proud to be on a team that holds nothing back when it comes to clients—fighting for individuals and families whose lives have been forever altered by catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys outdoor fun with her husband and two sons, and she also works to bring awareness to the plight of displaced children in her home country Sierra Leone. She founded a non-profit called GJM House in service of her mission. GJM House seeks to provide shelter and education to low income and orphaned children in Sierra Leone.

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“Arnold & Itkin is a place where I am at my highest in terms of practicing law. I could be a voice for those who feel unheard or a voice for those who are voiceless. Most importantly, it allows me to make a difference.”
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