Peter Samson

Peter Samson

Peter Samson is an of counsel attorney in our Philadelphia office.
(610) 567-0700


Peter Samson focuses his practice on medical malpractice and defending universities in a variety of litigation and education law matters, including employment litigation.

In medical malpractice cases, Peter typically represents physician defendants. He represents physicians associated with teaching hospitals and medical schools, as well as physicians insured by major medical professional liability insurance carriers.  He has successfully defended lawsuits on behalf of physicians and healthcare providers in virtually every specialty, including, but not limited to, anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, critical care, dermatology, family practice, gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, hand surgery, hepatology, infectious disease, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, rheumatology, and urology.

He has also assisted in the drafting of consent to treatment and operative consent forms.

In his education law matters, Peter has represented universities in employment related lawsuits, defense of claims of wrongful denial of academic degrees such as doctorates, wrongful discharge from employment and medical residency and claims of inadequate security. He has also assisted the Athletic Department of a major university in appealing rulings by its conference and eligibility decisions of the NCAA.

Peter has taught trial practice and litigation skills extensively for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, of which he is a past President. He chaired the Hearing Committee for the Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania for nine years. Peter has also served as an Adjunct Professor for Temple University Law School. Peter graduated Cum Laude from New England School of Law where he served as the Managing Editor of the New England Law Review. Peter has been selected in a survey of his peers as a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine for 2004 – 2006 and 2008 – 2015. He is AV® rated by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system, and is recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare in 2013 - 2015 based on his AV® Preeminent™ rating.


Practice Areas
Law School
New England School of Law