Samantha M. Pernal


Samantha Pernal practices in the areas of criminal defense and habeas corpus law. She is admitted to the practice of law in the State of Connecticut.

Samantha joined the firm in September 2023. Before joining the firm, she worked as an attorney for the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services. During law school, she served as the Publication Editor of the Health Law Journal, worked as an intern at the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services, and worked on various criminal cases as a student legal representative for the Quinnipiac University School of Law Civil Justice Clinic. As a member of the Mock Trial Honors Society, Samantha participated in the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition (AAJ/STAC), where her team advanced to the regional finals.

Samantha received a Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2022, a Master of Professional Studies degree in paralegal studies, with honors, from George Washington University in 2018, and a Bachelor of Science degree in health and human performance from East Carolina University in 2013.