Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a litigator with extensive trial experience spanning over twenty years of practice. Working with a wide range of clients in jury, bench and administrative cases, I have practiced in an array of subject areas including, family law, landlord tenant, employment, complex commercial litigation and criminal law. I have practiced at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court.
I have tailored my practice to serve what I believe are the issues most effecting the families and individuals in the Ashland Community. In my practice here, I am able to draw upon my experiences over the years to provide high quality legal services. Although practical non-litigation solutions are often best for clients, when zealous representation is necessary, my training in large firm New York City practice affords me the determination and stamina necessary to champion my clients’ interests to successful conclusion. Because collegiality is often important to contain fees and costs, I use the lessons learned while working in South Florida in employment, criminal and family law where I repeatedly dealt with the same attorneys and judges. The focus and skills I learned there enable me to confidently work with my opponents, tempering an aggressive approach with collegiality. Lastly, years of public sector and pro bono service have taught me the value of a targeted strategy that efficiently applies available resources to best address client needs.
My commitment to each client is to work closely with them to translate their goals into a thoughtful strategy that will achieve the most favorable outcome possible, responsive to their needs, circumstances and environment.
Family Law: Child Support; Child Custody; Paternity; Child Advocacy; Child Abuse and Neglect; International Child Abduction (or Hague) cases; Collaborative Family Law; Divorce; Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders; Equitable Property Distribution; Separation Agreements; Spousal Support; Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (“QDRO”); Marital Settlements; Name Changes; Visitation Rights; Alimony; Step-parent Adoption; Temporary Relative Placement; Enforcement and Contempt; Modification
Education Law: Special Education, School Discipline, School expulsion
Children’s Advocacy: Delinquency; Dependency; Juvenile Criminal Law; Emancipation
Employment: Discrimination (Race, Age, Gender, Disability, Religion), Wrongful Termination, Non Compete Agreements, Family Medical Leave, Wage Disputes, Pre-litigation Employment Counsel
Civil Litigation: Home Owner’s Insurance Claim Denials; Civil Rights; Landlord-Tenant; business disputes; commercial litigation
Admitted: United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1995; Oregon State Bar, 2008; U.S. District Court, Oregon, 2012; Florida State Court, 1993; U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; New York State Court, 1990; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
Law School: New York University, J.D., 1989
College: Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 1984
Member: Oregon, Florida and New York Bars; American Bar Association; Chair, Juvenile Law Committee (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division); Member, Family Law Committee (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division); Member Litigation Committee (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division); Member, Pro Bono and Public Service Committee (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division); Member ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division; Member Labor, Employment and Civil Rights Law Committee (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division); Member, Jackson County Bar Association; Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
Honors: Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award in Child, Parent and State; Aileen Haas Schwartz Award for Outstanding Work in the Field of Children’s Law.
Biography: Managing Shareholder, Samantha D. Malloy, P.C., Ashland, OR, 2010-present; Of Counsel, Levey, Filler, Rodriguez, Kelso & Magilligan, LLP, Miami, FL, 2010-present; Partner, Malloy & Wynn, West Palm Beach, FL, 2006-2008; Partner, Samantha D. Malloy, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL 2001-2009; Assistant Public Defender, Public Defender for 17th Judicial Circuit, Florida, 1997-2001; Associate, Greenberg Traurig, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1993-1997; Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York, NY, 1989-1992; Law Clerk, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, London, England, 1988-1989; New York, NY, 1989.
Levey, Filler, Rodriguez, Kelso & De Bianchi, LLP is a full service firm in Miami Beach, FL to which I am of counsel. Working with the attorneys at Levey Filler, I am able to address cases with connections — thorough parties, property or witnesses — in Florida and New York. More information about Levey Filler is available upon request.
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