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Samantha Rothman

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Samantha Rothman represents clients in complex commercial litigation across state and federal courts.

Samantha aids her clients in all phases of litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She has successfully defended clients and achieved favorable results through dispositive motion practice, mediation, settlement negotiations, and trial advocacy. Samantha has represented businesses across a broad range of industries, including aviation, construction, professional services, manufacturing, and technology. Additionally, Samantha represents individuals, families, financial and medical institutions, charities and governmental agencies in complex probate, trust, and guardianship controversies. To date, she has also prosecuted and defended claims on behalf of municipal organizations, often focusing on environmental and public health issues.

With the keen eye of a litigator, Samantha partners with her clients to aid them in all areas of their businesses. She advises various clients with respect to emerging and evolving areas in the law, such as the cannabis industry. She has guided clients through regulatory licensing processes, remaining a trusted advisor as they explore different strategies and opportunities.

Samantha counsels each one of her clients with great attention to detail. She is skilled at identifying potential liabilities and carefully tailoring strategies to best serve her clients’ objectives.


J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan, 2020
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, 2016, Political Science & Economics


Named among Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America® for Insurance Law by Best Lawyers (2024)


Chicago Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Member

State Bar Licenses



  • PAWS Chicago Volunteer
  • University of Illinois Kappa Delta House Corporation, Member


  • “The Environmental Consultant As An Expert For Lawyers,” Firm CLE, November 11, 2021
  • “SIRs & Deductible in the Gray World of Bad Faith,” Markel, August 24, 2021
  • “CGL Coverage Analysis,” Allianz, April 21, 2021
  • “Litigation 101,” Allianz, March 19, 2021
  • “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” CLE Presentation, July 2018