Samantha Pugh is a dedicated litigator, valued for her tenacity and attentiveness. She offers a full-service practice and boasts experience in virtually all elements of litigation. With her experience, Samantha is able to address client needs fully yet efficiently.
Samantha is skilled in trial preparation, including consulting with witnesses, taking and defending depositions, and preparing witnesses and experts for trial testimony. Additionally, she assists in drafting legal memoranda, motions and briefs.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Samantha practiced with a boutique Columbus-based firm, where she served as lead counsel on multiple bench and jury trials, argued before numerous Courts of Appeals, conducted a variety of contested pre-trial hearings, and practiced in over 30 courts throughout Ohio.
Samantha also served as a legal intern at the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office, where she gained valuable insight into the criminal justice system, which she employs to provide comprehensive defense to her current clients.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member, Ohio State Bar Association
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2023
Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law Executive Board Member of the Year, 2021
Dressler Award for Excellence in Criminal Law, 2020
CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Practice, 2020