Peter Samson

Peter Samson is Of Counsel in the firm's Philadelphia office.  He focuses his practice on medical malpractice and defending universities in a variety of litigation and education law matters, including employment litigation.

Peter Samson is Of Counsel in the firm's Philadelphia office.  He 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, Mr. Samson typically 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, Mr. Samson 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.

Mr. Samson 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.  He also served as an Adjunct Professor for Temple University Law School.

Mr. Samson 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 recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare based on his AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Samson is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his J.D., cum laude, from New England School of Law where he served as the Managing Editor of the New England Law Review.  

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University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1973)

New England School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1976)

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