Samantha M.B. Demuren

Associate Attorney
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability

Products Liability

Premises Security

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania Bar, 2014

New Jersey Bar, 2015

Texas, 2017

EDUCATION

Villanova University School of Law, J.D. 2014

Deirdre L. Bailey Leadership Scholarship Award; National Trial Advocacy Team; Black Law Students Association, President; Women Law Caucus;  Dean’s Student Advisory Committee; Wills for Heroes Program; Anti-Defamation League, Summer Program

Lawrence University, B.A. 2008

Dean’s List; Black Organization of Students, President; Student War on Hunger and Poverty, Vice President; Lawrence International; Debate Society, Secretary

LANGUAGES

Krio

ASSOCIATIONS

Philadelphia Bar Association

Advance Civic Education Program (ACE)

JANE Mentorship Program

Tegloma

KidsGive Member

National Black Prosecutors Association

Villanova Law Minority Alumni Association

Samantha Demuren concentrates her legal practice in the areas of premises liability, premises security and products liability for one of the nation’s largest retailers. Samantha manages her own caseload and handles all aspects of her cases including discovery, motion practice and arbitration.


Prior to joining McDonnell & Associates, Samantha served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted primarily felony waiver cases. While assigned to the largest trial unit, East Division, Samantha vigorously prosecuted numerous felony cases.


Samantha is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law. While in law school, Samantha served as the president of the Black Law Students Association. She also served as the Chair of National Trial Advocacy Team and was a semi-finalist at the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition. Samantha was one of three student members of the Dean Advisory Committee. Samantha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004 from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, where she was on the Dean’s List.


Samantha is a Sierra Leonean-American who is fluent in spoken and written Krio. Samantha strives to bring awareness to the plight of displaced children in Sierra Leone through speaking engagements at her Alma-Mata, Lawrence University. Samantha along with her siblings co-founded GJM House. GJM House is a non-profit foundation created in honor of Samantha’s deceased Aunt. Its primary goal is to provide shelter, education, and economic opportunities to children displaced and orphaned by the brutal ten-year civil war, Ebola and the recent mudslides in Sierra Leone.


Samantha continues her passion for children locally by volunteering with the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Advancing Civic Education program (A.C.E). The A.C.E program brings practicing judges and attorneys together to supplement civics education to ninth-grade Philadelphia public school students.


As Assistant District Attorney, Samantha prosecuted a woman charged with double-armed robbery and conspiracy when she along with her two co-defendants robbed Stores in the Feltonville Area of Philadelphia. Samantha and her co-chair successfully convinced a jury that the in absentia defendant was the mastermind of the operation. The jury returned a guilty verdict and the defendant was subsequently sentenced to four to eight years in prison.


Samantha has successfully tried hundreds of felony waiver cases in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.


Lectures

Lecture on “The Importance of Mentorship in Legal Profession – My Journey as a Professional Woman of Color in the Legal Field.” KIP DuBois Collegiate Academy, Philadelphia, PA January 2017.


Lecture on “The Role of Women and Education in Post-Civil War Sierra Leone.” Lawrence University, Appleton, WI. February 23, 2013


Samantha M.B. Demuren

Associate Attorney
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability

Products Liability

Premises Security

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania Bar, 2014

New Jersey Bar, 2015

Texas, 2017

EDUCATION

Villanova University School of Law, J.D. 2014

Deirdre L. Bailey Leadership Scholarship Award; National Trial Advocacy Team; Black Law Students Association, President; Women Law Caucus;  Dean’s Student Advisory Committee; Wills for Heroes Program; Anti-Defamation League, Summer Program

Lawrence University, B.A. 2008

Dean’s List; Black Organization of Students, President; Student War on Hunger and Poverty, Vice President; Lawrence International; Debate Society, Secretary

LANGUAGES

Krio

ASSOCIATIONS

Philadelphia Bar Association

Advance Civic Education Program (ACE)

JANE Mentorship Program

Tegloma

KidsGive Member

National Black Prosecutors Association

Villanova Law Minority Alumni Association

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