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Samantha Thomas-Bush was named a member at Farrell, White & Legg PLLC in 2019, after practicing as an associate attorney at the firm from 2011 through 2018.  Samantha concentrates her law practice in defending medical negligence claims for various health care providers, including defending physicians, nurses, and nursing homes; she also defends wrongful discharge and other employment-based claims and provides advice to employers in this area of her practice by helping them proactively develop their company policies tailored to their specific needs.  She thrives on being the first person her clients call when they need advice.

Samantha has hands-on trial and arbitration experience, and works throughout West Virginia and Kentucky in high-risk litigation forums.

She is a frequent contributor in legal scholarship on issues of evolving employment practices, public health, and the developing law in West Virginia and Kentucky, as well as nationwide trends.

Samantha graduated from the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law in 2011, where she served on several moot court teams and was co-chair of the Student Bar Foundation.  Prior to law school, she worked as a freelance journalist throughout the region and earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marshall University in 2006 and her master’s degree in history in 2008.  She was raised in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.


  • Steering Committee Member of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Women in the Law Subgroup
  • Cabell County Bench & Bar
  • Cabell County Bar Member
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Member
  • DRI Member
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