Samantha Mertz is senior counsel at Grant & Eisenhofer, where her primary area of practice is complex pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. She handles all phases of mass tort and personal injury litigation from commencement through trial.
Ms. Mertz has focused much of her practice on manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices that have harmed women and children, including Risperdal, Zofran, Transvaginal Mesh, and Essure, and represents victims of the PG&E Camp Wildfire. She is adept at caring for clients who are at their most vulnerable. Ms. Mertz serves on the Law and Briefing Committee for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Gilead Tenofovir Cases, California Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding (JCCP) No. 5043, and served on the Law and Briefing Committee and Discovery Committee for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Essure Cases, California Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding (JCCP) No. 4887.
Ms. Mertz served as the mass tort law clerk for the Complex Litigation Center under the Honorable Judge Arnold New and the Honorable Judge Sandra Mazer Moss for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania from 2010-2013. Prior to joining G&E, Ms. Mertz worked at a Philadelphia law firm as a pharmaceutical mass tort litigation attorney, and was selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list for 2014 and 2015. Ms. Mertz earned her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2010 where she received awards for excellence in Constitutional Law and Outstanding Oral Advocacy in the Integrated Trial Advocacy Program and the Crossen Award at graduation.
Ms. Mertz is a member of and serves on the Executive Committee for the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society.