Samantha J. Orvis

Grand Blanc Office
(810) 695-3700

sorvis@garanlucow.com


Recognition:

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2016
  • dBusiness “Top Lawyer” in commercial litigation for 2016
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Up and Coming Lawyers” in 2014

Education:

  • B.A., University of Michigan – Flint, 2008, High Honors
  • J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 2011, Cum Laude

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)
  • Genesee County Bar Association

Service to the Bar:

  • Executive Board member and Vice President for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Oakland region (2017-2018)
  • Director at Large, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (2016-2018)
  • Co-Chair for the National Trial Advocacy Competition, Young Lawyers Section – State Bar of Michigan
  • Executive Council, Young Lawyers Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Vice-Chair, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Committee, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2016-2017)
  • Member of the Board of Directors/Women Lawyers Delegate for Genesee County Bar Association

Service to the Community:

  • Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Directors for New Gateways, Inc., a community activity program which serves to enrich the lives of adults with mild to severe multiple intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the world’s greatest freshwater resource and the communities that depend upon it
  • Mentor to law students through Wayne State University Law School’s mentor match program
  • Volunteer judge for numerous mock trial and trial advocacy programs, including the Michigan Center for Civic Education’s high school Mock Trial competition

Practice:

  • Automobile Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Property Damage Litigation
  • Commercial Liability
  • General Liability
  • No-Fault Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage