Samantha Dorey


  • location icon Orange County, CA
    650 Town Center Drive
    Suite 1400
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Samantha Dorey is an associate in the firm's Orange County office and a member of the Products Liability Practice. She specializes in complex civil litigation with an emphasis in professional liability, public entity defense and environmental law. Samantha represents agents and brokers, property owners, property managers, cities, and corporations in all aspects of litigation. She also regularly advises clients on non-litigated matters, including development of risk management protocols and procedures related to property management and environmental issues. She has authored numerous published articles, including “A Complex Web of Loyalties: The Tri-Partite Relationship and Cumis Counsel.” Samantha is a Professor at Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law. She teaches a course on the practical applications of civil procedure in California and federal courts. Samantha graduated cum laude from Chapman University School of Law and received her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from UC Santa Barbara. During law school, Samantha externed for the Honorable Kathleen O'Leary at the California Court of Appeal.



U.S. District Court of California, Central District


  • Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • J Serra Catholic High School, Mock Trial Coach
  • Commercial Real Estate Women, Orange County Chapter
  • OC Lavender Bar Association, Member
  • Public Law Center Advocates Board, Member


Chapman University School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2011

  • Emphasis in Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

University of California at Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 2008

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