Fighting for college students who were sexually harassed. Battling under Title IX to end discrimination against female coaches and athletes. Defending a child bullied at school. Throughout her legal career, Samantha Albrecht has remained committed to balancing the scales of justice for those without the power to do so on their own.

Her practice focuses on employment law, including workplace discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, defamation, and more. She also practices civil rights law, often taking up Title VII discrimination cases against public and private employers. Her education law work has included cases against colleges and public schools. A fierce litigator determined to hold individuals, businesses and public agencies accountable, Samantha’s practice also includes qui tam whistleblower cases.

Before joining Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, Samantha practiced employment law for five years in Columbia. She joined her previous firm after graduating cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law. During her time as a student, she was honored for outstanding achievement in property, real estate and land use law. She also worked as a research associate for a noted civil procedure and family law professor and served as a law clerk for a business litigation firm. Additionally, Samantha studied at the University of Bordeaux in France through a legal exchange student program.

Samantha first came to South Carolina as an undergraduate, studying for two years at the University of South Carolina before finishing her political science degree at Northern Illinois University.

Passionate about serving others, she’s volunteered to build schools and to clean chemical waste from the water supply in Nicaragua.