Samantha A. Klausen



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Samantha A. Klausen

Samantha Klausen is an associate attorney with Dunn Carney.  She recently graduated from the Willamette University School of Law and was a Summer Associate with Dunn Carney in 2019.

Samantha brings substantial research skills to the firm, along with a keen eye for detail. While in law school, she served as an extern to Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters, and was Editor in Chief of the Willamette Law Review. She also became the first Willamette University law student to participate in semifinals of the America Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Prior to law school, Samantha was deeply involved in government affairs in Oregon, serving as Policy Assistant to the Oregon Governor’s Office, and a legislative aide to State Rep. Caddy McKeown. She served as a lobbyist for several major healthcare and technology companies, focusing on business and economic development issues. Samantha is currently vice-chair of the Willamette University Racial Justice Task Force, a group focused on ensuring fair and impartial judicial proceedings.

In her free time, you can find Samantha practicing yoga and enjoying Willamette Valley beer and wine with her friends, and spending time with her two dogs and her husband, who owns a brewery.


Oregon, 2020


Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 2020

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