Samantha E. Dorey is a founding partner of Everett Dorey LLP. She specializes in complex civil litigation with an emphasis in catastrophic injury, public entity defense, mass tort, asbestos litigation and environmental law. Ms. Dorey represents 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” (Orange County Lawyer, February 2012) and “Public Entities and the Claim Presentation Statute—Accept, Reject, Provide Notice or Do Nothing?” (Orange County Lawyer, July 2016).
Ms. Dorey is an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University School of Law where she teaches a course on litigation strategy and civil procedure in California and federal courts. During law school, Samantha externed for the Honorable Kathleen O'Leary at the California Court of Appeal.
Ms. Dorey serves as co-chair of the Public Law Center Advocates, which provides advocacy, fundraising, volunteerism, and marketing for the Public Law Center’s pro bono legal services.
Recent jury trials include: Chen v The Irvine Company, et al., Orange County Superior Court (Defense Verdict, April 2018); Mobley v. The Irvine Company, et al., Orange County Superior Court (Defense Verdict, December 2017); Demolay v. Millard Group, et al., Orange County Superior Court (Defense Verdict, August 2017).
U.S. District Court of California, Central District
Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Dean’s Advisory Board
J Serra Catholic High School, Mock Trial Coach
Public Law Center Advocates, Co-Chair
OC Lavender Bar Association, Board Member
Commercial Real Estate Women, Orange County Chapter
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Member
WTS International, Member
Chapman University School of Law
Juris Doctor, cum laude
Emphasis in Advocacy & Dispute Resolution
University of California at Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
UCI School of Law & Chapman University School of Law Diversity Week, Moderator: “The Lavender Bar Panel: LGBTQIA+ & Lawyering”, February 2019
All Industry Day, CPCU Society, Orange Empire, "Talc, Fibromyalgia, PTSD & Other, Emerging Risks and Litigation Trends, Impacting the Insurance Industry", October 2017
Public Entities and the Claim Presentation Statute – Accept, Reject, Provide Notice or Do Nothing? Orange County Lawyer, July 2016
Insurance Professionals of Los Angeles, Region VIII Conference, Keynote Speaker – “Drones: The Impact on Insurance and What You Need to Know to Navigate the Insurance Market Place”, March 5, 2016
A Complex Web of Loyalties: The Tri-Partite Relationship and Cumis Counsel, Orange County Lawyer February 2012