Samantha K. Pitsch - Associate, Seattle

Samantha K. Pitsch

Associate | Seattle

Samantha is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice, where she represents individuals and businesses in a broad range of civil litigation matters. Her practice focuses on aviation law, intellectual property, insurance coverage, and business and commercial matters. Samantha has represented clients in state and federal courts, and also assists clients in navigating the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board.


  • Washington
  • Alaska
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., with honors, Managing Editor, Washington Law Review (2018)
  • Willamette University, B.A., Politics, with Department Honors (2012)

Recognition & Honors

  • CALI Award: Forensics, University of Washington School of Law

Publications & Presentations

  • “Trademark Year in Review,” co-author, WSBA 25th Annual Intellectual Property Institute: A Forum for Innovation in the Continually Evolving Field of Intellectual Property (April 2020)
  • “Whose Report Is it Anyway? Ethical Considerations in Ghostwriting Expert Reports,” presenter, KCBA 46th Annual Pacific Northwest Aviation Law & Insurance Conference (September 2019)
  • “Goodbye ‘Sweetheart.’ The Ethics of Eliminating Discrimination and Promoting Diversity in Legal Practice,” co-author, KCBA 44th Annual Pacific Northwest Aviation Law and Insurance Conference(September 2017)
  • "Quick, Stop Hiring Old People! How the Eleventh Circuit Opened the Door for Discriminatory Hiring Practices Under the ADEA," 92 Wash. L. Rev. 1605 (Oct. 2017)

Professional & Community Activities

  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • KCBA Aviation Section, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Mentor for University of Washington School of Law Students
  • Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions at University of Washington School, Judge
  • Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington Clinic, Volunteer (2015 - 2018)

Background & Interests

During law school, Samantha was an extern to Hon. James L. Robart, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Samantha also worked as a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes.