About Samantha Woods

Samantha Woods is an overachiever at heart. Valedictorian of her high school class, and selected to speak at her graduation ceremony from Pittsburg State University, Samantha is no stranger to the rewards that come from hard work and dedication. Although her plan had always been to go to medical school, she decided that a career as an attorney would allow her to fulfill her passion for research and writing while also helping clients with real-world problems. Samantha graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law and joined Martin Pringle in 2013 after clerking for the firm for two summers. She practices in civil and commercial litigation, including insurance defense and products liability law, medical malpractice defense, as well as bankruptcy, and creditor’s rights. Samantha is a member of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, DRI, the Wichita Women Attorneys Association, the Kansas and Wichita Bar Associations and the Young Professionals of Wichita.


Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2013
  • Pittsburg State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • Wichita Women Attorneys Association, Board of Directors, President Elect
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Section, President
  • Wichita Bar Association, Membership Committee, Co-chair
  • DRI, Wellness Committee, Co-Vice Chair
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member

Civic / Social Involvement

  • Junior League of Wichita, Chair Elect of Training Committee
  • Young Professionals of Wichita, Member
  • Pittsburg State University Alumni Association, Sedgwick County Champion

Notable Experience

  • Successfully opposed a motion to transfer jurisdiction of a multi-million dollar bankruptcy case from Kansas to Delaware where the Kansas forum provided a much more convenient and fair forum for the creditors 
  • Assisted with structuring a non-bankruptcy reorganization and sale of a business worth more than $100,000 
  • Defended an admitted liability, rear-end car accident case in which defendant was awarded by the jury only $1,000 of her claimed $22,735 damages
  • Successfully defended against summary judgment and subsequently prevailed in jury trial wherein the client obtained a judgment over ten times greater than what was offered pre-suit
  • With successful briefing and without the necessity of an evidentiary hearing, obtained for my client an award of attorneys’ fees of $105,006.50

Awards And Recognition

Kansas Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2017, 2018

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