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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.

Our Clients Are More Than Cases

Stories About the Lives That We've Helped

  • “I told him, ‘Kurt you’re my hero. You’re my knight in shining armor.’”
    Mildred Solar Cortes El Faro Widow
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  • “They're fighting for these little people that can’t handle themselves when a giant comes. Almost like David and Goliath. It’s an amazing thing to see.”
    Shawn Thomas Workplace Explosion Victim
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  • “I really feel like Arnold & Itkin brought justice to my family. Not only my family but many other families. It was just unreal how tirelessly they worked.”
    Terry Yount Father of Risperdal Victim
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  • “They told me they were pretty much going to handle everything, I wasn’t going to have to worry about anything—which they held up to that.”
    Tinisha Thomas El Faro Widow
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  • “Whatever I needed, they gave it to me, they made sure I had it. Just one call and they were there to do it.”
    Desmond Calloway Pipeline Fire Victim
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  • “This firm has impacted every aspect of my life, past, present, future. They pulled off some miracles. They stood up for me when nobody else would.”
    Christopher Devall Workplace Explosion Victim
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  • “I felt like family because they were there to listen and hear—not just brush you off because 'you're just a client.' They let me know when I met them that everything was going to be all right.”
    Veronica Sowell Workplace Explosion Victim
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  • “They were very helpful in me evolving through this tragedy, basically. The stress that I was under—they made me feel relaxed. I know that if I called them now and I needed something, they would help me get whatever I needed.”
    Donna Deason
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Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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