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 is actively in litigation against major pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers and serves on the Law and Briefing Committee and Discovery Committee for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Essure product cases coordinated proceeding in California.
Ms. Mertz earned her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2010. Upon graduation, 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 Grant & Eisenhofer, 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.
Previously, Ms. Mertz volunteered for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault unit where she worked closely with survivors of sexual assault and helped to prosecute offenders of intrafamilial violence, sexual assaults, crimes against children, and violations of Pennsylvania’s sex offender registration law. Ms. Mertz also volunteered with the HIAS Refugee Resettlement Program, working with refugees who have been forced to flee from persecution to help them rebuild their lives in the United States.
Ms. Mertz has focused much of her product liability practice on manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices that have harmed women and children, including Risperdal, Zofran, Transvaginal Mesh, and Essure. Throughout her career, Ms. Mertz has advocated for individuals at their most vulnerable, helping to bring them justice and accountability.
Ms. Mertz is a member of and serves on the Executive Committee for the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society.